DOUG E. DOUG KNOWN FOR GRIFFIN VESEY ON COSBY SITCOM, HEADS TO THE HAMPTONS TO PROMOTE PEACE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

For Immediate Release

By Mark Mitchell

East Hampton, NY (October 23, 2013) Doug E. Doug is heading to the Hamptons to promote cultural diversity during Artisan Festival Internationals World Peace Initiative Hamptons. The World Cinema division will exhibit Lessons Of Hayti a documentary film in which he is the narrator. Born Douglas Bourne, Doug E. Doug is known for his roles on the Cosby Show, as Sanka Coffie in Cool Runnings and the voice of Bernie in Shark Tale

Lessons of Hayti is produced by award winning filmmaker Byron Hunter, Terry Boyd, and Edward Harris Jr. The film recently won Best Documentary Feature at the 8th Annual Harlem International Film Festival and will screen Nov. 2nd Saturday afternoon at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York followed by a question and answer round table discussion. This Black History month the film will debut on various US television networks. 

"American history is an important component to bridging the gap in cultural diversity, and stories that provide an informative reference point, especially for Black American history is how healing can take place for the past, present, and future. We are proud of all our documentaries and have taken the time to carefully select film works that will impact society in the long term," stated Founder and multi-media talent Princess Angelique Monét.

Lessons of Hayti is nominated for Best Documentary Film along with Forget Us Not narrated by Ron Perlman, and 16 Acres

ABOUT LESSONS OF HAYTI 

A one hour documentary that examines the unique history of Black self-sufficiency and political power in the United States from it's origins just following President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 up to the second inauguration of America's first Black President 150 years later, and how that power has eroded since the Civil Rights era, leaving Black America in a current state of economic turmoil. 

 As told by prominent historians, scholars, former Hayti residents, and a survivor of the Tulsa Riots of 1921, "The Lessons of Hayti," details a history of Black success in America. including the creation of 100 independent Black communities, nearly 100 Black Colleges and Universities, and wielding massive political power in the former Confederate States, all within 50 years of the end of slavery.

 "The Lessons of Hayti" also examines the demise of these historic Black Communities over the last 100 years due to both racial violence and political backstabbing triggered by pivotal historic events including the landmark case "Plessy vs. Ferguson" in the 1898, the end of World War 1 in 1918, and the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 60's.

For a complete line up of films please visit www.afiworldpeaceinitiative.org.

ALL FILM SCREENINGS ON NOV. 2ND AND NOV. 3RD TAKE PLACE AT

158 Main Street - Guild Hall  (John Drew Theatre)

Tickets can be purchased on-line through www.afiworldpeaceinitiative.org or on-site at the Guild Hall box office.

Screening Blocks: $15

Day Pass: $35

Children Under 15: $10 Screening Blocks

Senior Citizens: $12 Screening Blocks

Day Pass for Senior Citizens: $30

Artisan Festival World Peace Initiative is a New York State fiscally sponsored 501c3 organization, and in order to promote cultural diversity and peace, Day Passes have been reduced to allow family and community involvement.

For all media inquiries please email Mark Mitchell at afi.world.peace@gmail.com.

ABOUT ARTISAN FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL WORLD CINEMA FESTIVAL HAMPTONS

Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative is comprised of mini-festivals representative of the Arts (Fine Art, Film, Fashion, Music, Theater) brought together under one umbrella in an effort to promote cultural diversity through the arts.  Our goal is to bring such rich culture to each community we work with and encourage as much community support as possible to facilitate an understanding that we are a cultural arts organization seeking to add to the communities we serve while simultaneously assisting with peace efforts on a global scale.

"The mission of Artisan Festival International World Peace Initiative is to bridge the gap in cultural diversity worldwide. By promoting culture other than ones own through film, art, fashion, theatre and music, one can begin to have an understanding and appreciation of others. This is the way to begin creating world peace," stated Princess Angelique Monét, Festival Founder and Director.

Our events will promote visual/video art, film, fashion, theatre and music. Within A.F.I. we have created five Signature mini Festivals each with it's own audience, but we hope to encourage cross-demographic involvement between each area.