Harlem International Film Festival is honored to present the debut of Daniel Peddle's Garden of the Peaceful Dragon on May 4, 7:30pm, which profiles Burley Luvell Benford III, an elderly African-American veteran who occupies an abandoned piece of government property by the beach in Kauai, Hawaii. After being discharged from the Marines, Benford became one of the first employees of IBM and neighbor to Timothy Leary.
A man whose incredible life story may have been lost to time is rediscovered in this final chapter of his life. Preceding the screening of Garden of the Peaceful Dragon will be the U.S. Premiere of Anneta Lauffers short film, Afro Punk Girl, and Eileen Byrnes short film Iridescence.
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