Friday, December 12, 6:00–8:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
This documentary film by Kevin Mertz (Switzerland) follows Jarreth Merz, an actor of Swiss-Nigerian extraction living in Los Angeles. After learning that his father has passed away, he finds himself grappling with his heritage. As a Nigerian first-born, he is responsible for his father’s burial; thus begins a journey of discovery, back to his origins and a family he hardly knows. 2007, 75 minutes. Co-winner of the 2008 Walter Mosley Award for best documentary.
Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Real Life Documentary Festival. Seating is limited. Free tickets available at Event Desk in Uris Center for Education beginning at 5:00 pm on day of event. Information: www.metmuseum.org, 212/570-3949.