18 février 2008

New Orleans : SHOWING OF "KARMEN GEI"

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SHOWING OF "KARMEN GEI"
8:15 PM @ Fair Grinds Coffeehouse - 3133 Ponce deLeon - New Orleans, LA 70119

Announcing an Outstanding Opportunity to see an African film and its director which has garnered accolades and awards, attention and controversy. Joseph Gai Ramaka, a celebrated filmmaker, studied Filmmaking and Visual Anthropology in Paris. Over the last 15 years he has written and directed many documentary and feature films, founded production and distribution companies in France and Senegal, and is a prominent activist for freedom of the press throughout Africa and the world. "Karmen Gei" (86 mins.), a modern adaptation of Bizet's opera Carmen, caused a storm of controversy in Senegal due to its bold portrayal of religion and sexuality. The film has been effectively banned in Senegal, largely due to a protest over its use of a sacred Muslim text in a Catholic funeral scene. Also banned in Senegal, Ramaka's last project is a film "essay" blending documentary and fiction. And "What if Latif were Right!/Et si Latif avait raison!" (95 mins.) is a strenuous critique of the regime of Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, a fiery opposition leader for four decades before his landslide election in 2000. Wade's increasing restrictions on the media and free expression are the focus of Ramaka's hard-hitting new film. "Karmen Gei" will be shown at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, as a part of Michael Tannen's Film Club February 20 at 8:15. The film is FREE and the director will be present. Robert Thompson, owner Fair Grinds Coffeehouse 3133 Ponce deLeon New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 913-9072 fairgrinds.com info@fairgrinds.com

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Fair Grinds Coffeehouse - 3133 Ponce deLeon -
New Orleans, LA 70119

Posté par ramaka à 20:28 - Commentaires [4] - Permalien [#]

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    Yes, of course, we Can

    montrons au monde que L'Afrique ne reste pas derrière dans la mentalité. Parce que c'est aussi possible chez, parce que nous n'aimerions pas que nos fils et filles gays et lesbiens soient condannés à mort juste pour quelque chose avec laquelle ils sont nés. Ouvrons les yeux de africains! Le monde avance.

    Let's show to Worldwide that Africa is not remaining narrow-minded! Because itis also possible in our countries, cause we don't like hate and bigotry for our children who are gays o lesbians. Because being gay is not against being black and proud. Let's change laws agianst peopple and open our eyes towards new eras. Following South African way. http://africangays.afrikblog.com/

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