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The Art of Motherhood

After the success of the recent “Warriors” exhibit at Buffalo’s CEPA Gallery, Get Fokus’d Productions is excited to announce “The Art of Motherhood.”

“The Art Of Motherhood” is a dynamic film and photography exhibit that explores the daily challenges and beauty of motherhood through the lens of a group of diverse mothers featured in the film.

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“I wanted to create a film that looked at motherhood in a unique way,” said Director Aitina Fareed-Cooke. “There are mothers with unique situations and circumstances and their stories need to be told. I've always been intrigued by the strength that overcomes a woman through pregnancy and through labor. As I walk on this journey of motherhood I am inspired by those who surround me and felt it was necessary to capture their stories”

Aitina’s Get Fokus’d Productions was the People’s Choice Award winner at the 2018 Ignite Buffalo Finals, a collaboration between 43North, M&T Bank and Facebook. Since being awarded the $100,000 infusion of capital into her business, Aitina has doubled down on student outreach and unique storytelling of the community.

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“For me, it’s about the story.” She added. “Having the opportunity to share these unique, and powerful stories in a setting with such historic significance shows that people matter. These mothers opened their lives to me, were willing to be vulnerable and share their powerful messages. I think the community will really react to this film and the panel discussion we’ll have after.”

“The Art of Motherhood” will premiere on Thursday, May 23 at 5pm at the Darwin Martin House. The event is free, but space is limited. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Donations received will support the young mothers of Homespace Corporation.