We are delighted to announce a special preview screening of the new feature-length documentary film The Barefoot Artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 19th, 2013. The film, many years in the making, is about the Philadelphia based artist Lily Yeh and is directed by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub and edited by [...]
In April 2013, Lily Yeh, editor Ann Tegnell and I (Glenn Holsten) brought the 90-minute rough cut of The Barefoot Artist documentary to Rwanda. The documentary was screened in the community center at the Survivor’s Village in Rugerero. The primary goal of the trip was to screen the rough cut with those community members who [...]
Co-director Glenn Holsten and Editor Ann Tegnell just spent a week with Lily Yeh in Rwanda sharing a rough cut of The Barefoot Artist movie with the Rugerero community. Here’s a message from Glenn about the experience: It’s been a remarkable week. The room for the screening was noisy, hot, and chaotic beforehand. People showing [...]
At $62,880 we are delighted to report that we have surpassed our fundraiser goal! Many, many thanks to the 140 of you who pledged to the USA Artists campaign. This will help us complete The Barefoot Artist documentary. We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your tremendous support.
We are happy to share the exciting news that our USA Artists campaign to raise the finishing funds for The Barefoot Artist documentary is going strong. We are over three-quarters of the way there! Thanks to the 81 wonderful supporters to date who have become stakeholders in the film. There’s a request for support coming [...]
Many, many thanks to the 68 supporters who have helped out already . . . We’re still in need of support, please help spread the word so that we can make our goal by Valentine’s Day. Here’s hoping that 2013 brings us all together for a screening of The Barefoot Artist! Please visit our campaign [...]
In just the first week, over 30 supporters have collectively donated over $10,000 to our Barefoot Artist fundraising campaign! We are filled with gratitude for this huge wave of support. In the meantime, directors Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub have been busy continuing to weave the film with editor Ann Tegnell—look out for new clips [...]
The Barefoot Artist is in the final phase of editing but we need your support to complete it. CHG Charitable Trust, The Philadelphia Foundation, New Path Foundation and Compton Foundation have donated significant funds to the production of this project because they know that The Barefoot Artist film has an important message to share. After [...]
When you make a tax deductible donation to support The Barefoot Artist movie, you also will receive unique artworks from Barefoot Artists partners in Rwanda! For more information check out our campaign page!
Filming is complete, and we are currently in post production. We are incorporating archival footage of Lily’s work in North Philadelphia and Korogocho with new, footage of her efforts in Rwanda, Beijing and India. We are working with Academy Award nominated editor Ann Tegnell, composer Michael Aharon and design team Flux to weave together the [...]