You Are Invited: Catching Fire, Finding Hillywood & Hardcoretet

Ward Serrill, Catching Fire, Film still © 2012 Rodney Rascona

Individual artists from right here in King County are amazing. Here are a few opportunities for you to join them as they present their new, inspiring work. Each artist is a recent recipient of a 4Culture Art Projects grant and we can easily say we are honored and proud to have contributed to their efforts. Enjoy!

Ward Serrill, Catching Fire, Film still © 2012 Rodney Rascona
Ward Serrill, Catching Fire, Film still © 2012 Rodney Rascona

Ward Serrill: Catching Fire

Sunday March 30th, 7.30 – 9pm

The Kenyan Community International Church, 9656 Waters Ave S, Seattle

Friday April 18th, 7 – 8.30pm

The Open Space, 18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon


Award-winning filmmaker Ward Serrill presents Catching Fire, a short film following the journey of inventor Peter Scott and his Stove Army, a local Vashon island community working together to create millions of clean cookstoves to save lives and forests across Africa. Every year, millions of people in the developing world die due to toxic smoke from traditional cooking fires. These fires are also one of the largest causes of deforestation worldwide. ‘Catching Fire’ follows the journey of local inventor Peter Scott and his team, as they travel to Kenya to create and distribute clean cookstoves to save lives and forests in Kenya and across Africa.


Leah Warshawski: Finding Hillywood

April 4, 2014, 7:00pm

SEEDArts Cinema Series: Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle


Check for additional screenings around King County

 The Cinema Series opens on Friday, April 4 at 7pm with a screening of Finding Hillywood. Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. A unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities. A real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation.



Tarik Abouzied: Hardcoretet

April 8, 2014, 8pm + 21 +  

Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW


4Culture is proud to support Tarik Abouzied, a member of Hardcoretet, as they team up with Grammy-nominated electric jazz group Kneebody at Tractor Tavern for the release of their eponymous third album. Produced with a grant from 4Culture, Hardcoretet is a collection of eight genre-bending original compositions that draw their inspiration from 50 years of American music. Listeners will hear the funk influences of Herbie Hancock, the rock energy of Soundgarden, and the modern jazz intricacy of Chris Potter Underground blended together by a band comprised of some of Seattle’s most active musicians.