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Date:
April 30, 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
The film will start at 6:30 PM
Location:
West Baton Rouge Museum
Address:
845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767
Contact:
2253362422
Cost:
This event is FREE and open to the public
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Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History

Friday, April 30, 2021

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host an exclusive screening of the film, Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History on April 30th at 6:00 PM. This feature length documentary traces the global history of a fabric that has become an iconic symbol of Africa and her children worldwide.

The West Baton Rouge Museum will host an exclusive screening of the film, Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History on April 30th at 6:30pm. This feature length documentary traces the global history of a fabric that has become an iconic symbol of Africa and her children worldwide. This screening is in conjunction with the West Baton Rouge Museum’s current exhibit Wandering Spirits: African Wax Prints, which runs through May 2, 2021.

Surprised to learn from her Nigerian grandmother that ‘traditional’ African wax printed fabrics were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, British-born filmmaker and fashion designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across the globe to trace the two hundred year history of this iconic textile. From the intricate handcrafted batiks of Indonesia to the cotton fields of North America and from European industrial mills to the bustling markets of West Africa, this is the story of how one fabric came to symbolize a continent, its people and their struggle for freedom.