Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee

February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

5:00 am To 7:00 am

3450 Northwest 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL, USA

Event Description

On Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25, 2018, the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade will host a special Black History Month presentation and discussion of “Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee,” a documentary written and directed by Muta’Ali, the grandson of the actress and her husband, the late actor Ossie Davie.
In this open-letter style documentary, the rich lives of Dee and Davis guide their grandson on a personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis were two icons who stood on the principles of a strong family unit, positive artistic representations of “their people,” and social activism. The story centers on Muta’Ali, a filmmaker coming of age who fears he may dishonor the lives of his iconic grandparents with his contrasting take on their values. The 90-minute documentary features Angela Bassett, Alan Alda, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and Phylicia Rashad.
The film will be shown on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the YWCA Intergenerational Center in Miami, located at 3450 N.W. 199th Street. A conversation with Mr. Muta”Ali will follow each screening.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit

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