HAA — nurturing artistic and educational works that speak to local, national and international issues



Human Arts Association has been awarded an independent educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals to license and distribute Out of My Head, a film by Jacki Ochs and Susanna Styron, to 200 medical schools in the USA. This grant provides an incredible opportunity to raise interest in migraine with future doctors, particularly students in neuroscience who have yet to determine their specialty. 

On October 22, 2019, Paralympic star Marieke Vervoort, 40, the subject of CHAMPION: The Life and Death of Marieke Vervoort, went though with the procedure she had been planning for 11 years. After half a lifetime of increasing suffering and disability, she chose to end her life with the assistance of her doctors in a pain-free and dignified way. Present were her parents, friends, doctors, and the filmmaking team of Pola Rapaport and Wolfgang Held, as well as Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer-prize winning photo-journalist reporting for the NY Times. The Times article has brought wide international attention to Marieke’s death and her message about the right to die with dignity. CHAMPION has now moved into post-production.

Out of My Head World Premiere. It's Not Just a Headache

Out Of My Head

Winter 2018 World Premiere Doc Fortnight 2018

OUT OF MY HEAD, the feature documentary about the mysterious and misunderstood neurological disease migraine, made its world premiere at Doc Fortnight 2018, MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media on February 20th followed by a weeklong run. Visit the film's website where you can now learn how to bring this film directly to your community.


Filmmakers at Tribeca Whitney Premiere

Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray

Now distributed by Kino Lorber

Director Kristi Zea chronicles groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray's rise from childhood impoverishment through single motherhood to maverick painter. With narration contributed by Meryl Streep, the film's broadcast premiere was Sept. 7, 2018 and is featured and now streaming in the Artists Flight series on PBS American MastersLA Times Review


Human Arts Association

The Human Arts Association is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of New York in 1976 for the purpose of producing and sponsoring independent productions by artists, writers, composers, performers, and media makers. Our support stimulates talent and nurtures educational and artistic works, which speak to relevant community issues — local, national and international.

About HAA

The Human Arts Association has been granted tax exemption under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) as a Public Charity.

HAA receives contributions from a wide variety of sources including individuals, private and public foundations, local, state and federal agencies and corporate foundations.

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