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



  • Please join us Sun., Oct. 22nd at Brooklyn's Union Docs to learn about the ongoing consequences of the military's use of herbicides during the war in Vietnam. Agent Orange and its toxic effects on the people of Vietnam are touched upon in this PBS clip.
  • In celebration of NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary, the Women’s Film Presentation Fund (WFPF) and UnionDocs present the film series From the Vault: Women’s Advocacy on Film which features restored documentary films by women filmmakers. On October 22nd at 7:30 PM this program will feature Vietnam: The Secret Agent, with filmmaker Jacki Ochs.
  • A sneak preview screening for the soon-to-be-released documentary Out Of My Head held at the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society, in Vancouver, BC, received a standing ovation.
  • The Migraine Research Foundation has awarded the Human Arts Association a grant to help forward the launch and distribution of Eleventh Hour Film's Out Of My Head documentary about the complex neurological disease migraine.
Out of My Head/Migraine. It's Not Just a Headache

Out Of My Head

Winter 2018 release planned

Watch for the 2018 release of OUT OF MY HEAD, the feature documentary about the mysterious and misunderstood neurological disease migraine. This film, which exposes the consequences for close to a billion people of living in the grip of migraine, delves into our attitudes about pain and stigma while illuminating how deeply a neglected illness can influence us. Help filmmakers Susanna Styron and Jacki Ochs launch this groundbreaking film.

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 opened to sold-out audiences at the Whitney Museum as part of its Tribeca Film Festival premiere in April. Critical funds are needed for educational distribution. Join us and support and celebrate women in the arts.


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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Tax-deductible contributions to HAA general funds are used toward the costs of promoting HAA sponsored projects, and for organizational expenses associated with project fiscal management.

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