At #Liberty2Me, tonight’s Liberty: Mother of Exiles event with HBO at 399 Lafayette, director Fenton Bailey explained why Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus is so integral to #LibertyDoc.
“The poem was written so that the statue could be built. By painting it you start a conversation. You make people think about where we are in human progress.”
It was a great night in NYC celebrating the new documentary and highlighting what Lady Liberty means to us all. Check out some of our fave shots and social media moments from the event below:
We are live at the #Liberty2Me exhibit, checking out the incredible gallery firsthand.— HBO Documentaries (@HBODocs) October 11, 2019
Stop by 399 Lafayette in NYC to check out all of the remarkable photos and stories. #LibertyDoc pic.twitter.com/4vlK15rfCw
“By painting it you start a conversation. You make people think about where we are in human progress” @fbailey and #denisouch discuss the powerful connection between Lady Liberty and art. #Liberty2Me #LibertyDoc pic.twitter.com/XRQacwusvS— HBO Documentaries (@HBODocs) October 12, 2019
Liberty: Mother of Exiles premieres on HBO next Thursday, October 17th at 9PM.