Estamos muy feliz to team up with Mexican directors José Luis Figueroa Lewis and Sebastián Díaz Aguirre to present their newest film, ‘Tierra Brillante‘ (Brilliant Soil). We’ll be screening the movie at East LA’s coolest new arts space and our new semi-permanent home, Atwater Crossing!
‘Tierra Brillante‘ is a moving and compelling documentary that gives voice to the spirit and aspirations of a Purepecha artisan from Michoacan.
We will also be hosting a lead-free pottery exhibit and sale from the Michoacan communities of Santa Fe de la Laguna and Capula. Proceeds from sales benefit Purepecha artisans and the D.I.Y. distribution of Brilliant Soil.
By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health. Herlinda, an indigenous Purepecha potter, is one of the few artisans in her community who uses alternative lead-free glazes. Having achieved safer and healthier living conditions for her family, she faces the difficult task of finding a market for her impressive pieces.
But this does not dull her dreams of having her shop thrive and her brothers return from the United States to rejoin the family tradition. An unexpected trip could crystallize this dream.
There will be beer and wine for sale at the venue, so bring your favorite designated driver.
Brilliant Soil (Tierra Brillante)
Sunday April 15th, 7PM
Atwater Crossing Screening Space (3245 Casitas Ave., LA 90039)
Followed by a Q&A with the producer & directors
$5 at the door (goes to the filmmakers and the venue)