YWCA, AARP & CAN HOST FILM SCREENING IN MIAMI GARDENS
On the weekend of February 24 - 25, 2018, in partnership with AARP Florida and Community Aids Network (CAN), we hosted a special Black History Month presentation and discussion of "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee," a documentary written and directed by Muta'Ali, the grandson of the late actress and her husband, Ossie Davie.
In the open-letter style documentary, the rich lives of Dee and Davis guide their grandson on a personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.
Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis were two icons who stood on the principles of a strong family unit, positive artistic representations of "their people," and social activism. The story centers on Muta'Ali, a filmmaker coming of age who fears he may dishonor the lives of his iconic grandparents with his contrasting take on their values. The 90-minute documentary features Angela Bassett, Alan Alda, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and Phylicia Rashad.
Seniors, community leaders and families from all over the county gathered at the Intergenerational Center in Miami Gardens to enjoy the event!