FW: New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
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NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL: MARCH 22 - APRIL 15,
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.
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... 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 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
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.
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
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
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.
ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER
1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
(formerly Dryades @ Felicity) (504) 525-2767 or (504) 525-6246
$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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