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  • Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
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Monday, May 6, 6:30pm

SAYERS & DOERS Talk Series, four speakers, up to 12 minutes each, for an evening of inspiration, insight and entertainment

Get educated, entertained and inspired when we present a documentary filmmaker, a debut author, local Harlem wellness advocate, and a restaurateur sharing their passion projects, Mon., May 6, at our emergent cultural talk series, SAYERS & DOERS, in Harlem. We’ll feature four local, national and international figures in the areas of literary, lifestyle and business, who’ll speak for 12 minutes each, right here at The Maysles Documentary Center -- 7pm start (doors at 6:30pm), with premium complimentary wine, courtesy of Terlato Wines. The May 6 speakers are:

Yousef Bashir: “The sheer humanity of this story made me weep buckets.” This, from a BBC journalist who’s seen it all. Discover why Bashir’s “The Words of My Father,” was named a 2018 “Book of the Year” in the U.K.’s leading international weekly for literary culture, The Times Literary Supplement. His “remarkable new memoir” (New Yorker), hailed for bringing the complex history of the Middle East to life. Be the first to buy the book, State-side, at this U.S. pre-release gathering! (The book officially releases the following day, on May 7.)

Kerry Brodie: The force behind Emma’s Torch, recognized by Time magazine as “One of the World’s 100 Greatest Places,” Brodie founded the Brooklyn restaurant-with-a-mission: to transform refugees into skilled chefs and connecting them to New York restaurants for full-time jobs. @EmmasTorch

Vivian Kurutz: In a world that can be stressful and chaotic, Kurutz brings HEART to the Harlem community. A “local treasure,” she founded the Harlem Wellness Center (HWC) to combat health inequity by providing a place of self-care and personal development, via high quality yoga, meditation and health workshops, at a low cost. Since 2003, she’s delivering on this mission, while creating social interaction between diverse groups of people to reinforce community in an ever-changing neighborhood. With her husband, she also is a co-owner of Plowshares Coffee on the UWS and Harlem.

Charlotte Mangin: An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Mangin is the creator, producer, and director of an ambitious creative storytelling series – UNLADYLIKE2020 – set to release March 2020. She and her team of top-notch producers are breathing life into the rich history of 26 little known or forgotten women of very diverse professional and historical experiences who dared to make change. IG: unladylike2020

Book Culture will sell books by featured authors after the talks, at 8pm. @bookculture

Tickets available at for $40 and includes complimentary wine, thanks to Terlato Wines.

Earlier Event: May 5
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