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The Heritage Film Festival is a project of IN VISIBLE COLORS and 6Hearts in partnership with 

Maryland FIlm Office
Creative Edge Collaborative
Autyland Film Festiva
Maryland State Arts Council Department of Commerce

The 2022 Heritage Film Festival was dedicated to two of our dear friends: Ruth Corvette Cooper and Amy Halpern - truly remarkable people who left us too soon. 

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Ruth Corvette Cooper
(December 25, 1945 - May 9, 2022)


Ruth was a microbiologist at the Veterans Administration for over three decades. She studied Law after she retired. She was a progressive activist who marched against segregation and shared her love of Aboriginal art and the poetry of Langston Hughes with her little sister. 

Amy Halpern
(April 2, 1953 - August 15,2022)


Amy studied at UCLA and was invited to lecture and screen her work across the US and abroad - including presentations at DC's National Gallery of Art and the International Peripheral Film Festiv a; in A Coruna, Spain. Amy knew and worked with many well-known filmmakers, including renowned filmmaker Chick Strand.


We will never forget Ruth and Amy's joyful spirits, generous natures, their extensive knowledge, and love of all people. Gone too, too soon...


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