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      From: jordan flaherty [mailto:anticapitalist@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:34 PM
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      Subject: Art: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival


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      NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: MARCH 22 - APRIL 15,
      2004.

      War at home and around the world.
      Cuts in health care, education and social services.
      Hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the occupation of Iraq.

      THE NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: Challenging,
      provocative and inspirational expressions of people's resistance. 

      This city-wide festival features screenings at ZEITGEIST ARTS CENTER as well
      as at UNO and LOYOLA.

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      SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS OF FILMS:

      THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
      Originally released in 1965, and nominated for three Academy Awards, this
      thrilling and explosive drama set during the Algerian revolution of 1957 was
      required viewing for many members of the Weathermen, the Black Panthers, and
      others opposing the Vietnam War and imperialism in general. The film was
      banned in France and has been long unavailable for viewing in the U.S. The
      Pentagon recently held a screening of "The Battle of Algiers." The flier
      inviting guests to the screening declared: "How to win a battle against
      terrorism and lose the war of ideas..."
      SCREENING MARCH 22, 7:00 PM at LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - BOBET ROOM 214.

      UNTIL WHEN...
      until when... is about four Palestinian families who live in Dheisheh
      Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. We follow them in their daily activities as
      they tell us about their lives and their hopes for a better tomorrow. until
      when... offers an intimate portrait of a resilient people whose basic living
      needs, freedom of movement and equality embody not only the struggles which
      come with living under occupation but also their dreams. (World Premiere
      Screening)
      SCREENING MARCH 23, 7:00PM at LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - BOBET ROOM 101.

      FRONTIERS OF DREAMS AND FEARS
      Frontiers of Dreams and Fears traces the delicate friendship that evolves
      between two Palestinian girls: Mona, a resident of the economically
      marginalized Beirut refugee camp and Manar, an occupant of Bethlehem's
      Al-Dheisha camp under Israeli control. The two girls begin and continue
      their relationship through letters until they are finally given the
      opportunity to meet at the border during the Israeli withdrawal from South
      Lebanon. When the intifada suddenly erupts around them, both girls face
      heart-breaking changes in their lives.
      SCREENING MARCH 25, 12:20PM at UNO BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ROOM
      BA165.

      BREAKING THE SILENCE: TRUTH AND LIES IN THE WAR ON TERROR
      Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between
      American and British claims for the 'war on terror' and the facts on the
      ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC. Pilger conducts a
      series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly
      Standard, and leading Administration officials such as Douglas Feith, Under
      Secretary of Defense for Policy, John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for
      Arms Control and International Security, as well as presidential candidate
      General Wesley Clark, and former intelligence officers. (Southern Premiere
      Screening) Playing with the short films PLANET OF THE ARABS and ARABS A GO
      GO. SCREENING MARCH 25, 7:30PM at ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER.

      DISPATCHES: THE KILLING ZONE
      A British Channel 4 news team travels to Gaza. While they are there, an
      American peace activist is crushed to death and Israeli soldiers kill two
      British civilians. The team captures the aftermath of an Israeli missile
      attack that assassinates a Hamas leader, encounters sniper fire from Israeli
      watchtowers, and endures tank shelling alongside a class of terrified school
      children. Playing with the short film MEEN ERHABE.
      SCREENING MARCH 25, 9:00PM at ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER.

      RANA'S WEDDING
      With only ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, Rana
      searches for her forbidden love. A beautiful fiction film shot entirely on
      location in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, Rana's Wedding explores love among
      the ruins of an occupied territory.
      SCREENING MARCH 26 through APRIL 1, 7:30PM at ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
      ARTS CENTER

      THE FOURTH WORLD WAR
      The product of over two years of filming on the frontlines of struggles
      spanning five continents, The Fourth World War is a stunning, award-winning
      new documentary. The intensity and immediacy of its images and the intimacy
      and passion of its stories are unforgettable. Suheir Hammad, the Tony-Award
      winning star of Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and Singer Michael Franti of
      Spearhead narrate the film. (Southern Premiere).
      DIRECTOR JACQUELINE SOOHEN PRESENT AT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SCREENINGS.
      SCREENING MARCH 26 through APRIL 1, 9:15PM at ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
      ARTS CENTER.

      LOST BOYS OF SUDAN
      Lost Boys of Sudan follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey
      from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest
      civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia
      gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other
      children. From there, remarkably, they were chosen to come to America. A
      world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and
      alienation of contemporary American suburbia. SCREENING APRIL 9 through
      APRIL 15, 7:30PM at
      ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER.


      VENUES:

      ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER
      1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
      (formerly Dryades @ Felicity) (504) 525-2767 or (504) 525-6246
      www.zeitgeistinc.org
      $6 general /$5 students, seniors or unemployed /$4 Zeitgeist members or
      children (unless otherwise noted).

      LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - Bobet Hall

      UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS - Business Administration Building, Room BA165

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