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 Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness 

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FrequencyHouse Productions with the American Ethical Union will premiere Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness at New York Society for Ethical Culture Society.

Felix Adler (Ritchie Szoke), the founder and philosopher of the Ethical Culture Movement, and W.E.B. DuBois (Joe Tolbert), the author of "the Souls of Black Folk" and activist-scholar, are re-imagined in this histo-contemporary retrospective of July 1900.

(Trailer may be viewed here)

Throughout this experimental film, we journey with Adler and DuBois through a series of poetic prose, soulful music and choreo-movements, as they stir in one another justice through a new lens of nonreligious ethics, African-based spirituality, and civil philosophy.

DuBois, after completing a variety of lectures and books is endowed by the "spirit-of-rightness" with a new love for the intersectionality of Africaniety, where all lives can't matter until black lives matter. As a result, his passion becomes contagious to anyone who comes in contact with his infectious conscious-kindness--his heart-work becomes the coloring of white spaces.

Through an encounter with DuBois, Adler "weighs the soul" of the young negro leader and establishes a life-changing relationship that is solidified at the first Pan-African Conference at the Westminster Hall in London.

Adler is also challenged by this consciousness, conflicted by the thoughts of other intellectuals, who reveal a hidden unethical, racist agenda for scholastic fame, and a refusal to acknowledge the true souls and spirits of black folks.

Director and Creator: Jé Hooper

Cinematographers: Orisha Photos & Chris CSpins Guzman

Photographer/Imaging: Brianna N. Rohlehr

Editors: Chris CSpins Guzman, Dwayne Gayle, & storäe michele

Musicians: Jadele McPherson & Lindsey Wilson

Set Director: Steven Styles Cobb


Make-up Artist: Steven 'T' Pacheco

Costume Designer: Leesa Thompson

Music Producer: Kay'Vion RockBishop Sire


Featuring:

Joe Tolbert, Ritchie Szoke, Sekani Radellant, storäe michele, Elyse Ambrose, Ryan Hill (RJ Love), Brotherhood Dance (Orlando Hunter & Ricarrdo Valentine), Jadele McPherson (Lukumi Arts), Charly Dominguez, Tanika Williams, Kamran Prescott, Law Law'nence Miller, Bill Lewis, Robert Carito (RBear Carito), James C. Thompson, Mehki'El, and members of the AEU


Creative Academic Advisors: Andrea Frohne and Brian Evans

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