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Date:
February 26, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Downstairs Program Room
Address:
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-330-2501
Email:
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
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Film and Filmmaker: "Drawn Together" Director Harleen Singh

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

“Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes” brings together three artists who confront stereotypes and racism in modern America. We’ll watch the film together, and then discuss it with director Harleen Singh.

February marks the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest! Libraries throughout San Mateo County will be offering a variety of special events including artist appearances, art classes, and film screenings. Tonight at the Menlo Park Main Library, we meet director Harleen Singh and watch her film, which has been featured in 25 international film festivals!

With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes brings together three talented artists—a Sikh, a woman, and an African American—who are challenging the racist stereotyping currently endemic in America through their work. 

About Harleen Singh
Harleen developed her passion for storytelling during frequent childhood travels in her native India, exposing her to remote places and diverse personalities. In California since 2009, she has assisted documentary producers and managed content marketing at The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Her debut film, The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes (2015), premiered at SIFFT, and screened at festivals across the globe. The film was also a special invitee to the 2015 Parliament of World Religions. Since 2013, she has been a jurist for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). Harleen earned an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Indian School of Business.

This free event is funded by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.