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MONDAY, APRIL 11

CIVIL INDIGENT

PRE-FESTIVAL SCREENING – FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday | April 11 | 6:30pm | Tulane University: Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

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Directors: Nicholas Corrao, David Hafter and Peter Salomone | Documentary Feature | USA | 55 Min
Co-Sponsored by: CACTIS- Hunger & Homelessness Action Team of Tulane

CIVIL INDIGENT is the story of Gainesville resident Pat Fitzpatrick’s campaign against  meal limits placed on feeding the hungry and homeless. The meal limit is still in effect and Fitzpatrick continues to campaign against it, calling the limit a violation of basic human rights. This screening is part of an ongoing effort to raise public awareness and educate about the realities of homelessness.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 OPENING NIGHT FILM:

IN DEEP WATER and HOT COFFEE

Wednesday | April 13 | 7pm | New Orleans Museum Of Art

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IN DEEP WATER: A WAY OF LIFE IN PERIL

Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English | Documentary Short | USA | 22 MIN

On the Gulf Coast, it has been widely accepted that the fishing and oil industries can co-exist. In the wake of the Deepwater disaster, the more destructive (and more lucrative) industry may be the last one standing.

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HOT COFFEE

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Director:  Susan Saladoff | Documentary Feature | USA  |  88 Min


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Most people think they know the “McDonald’s coffee case,” but what they don’t know is that corporations have spent millions distorting the case to promote tort reform. HOT COFFEE reveals how big business, aided by the media, brewed a dangerous concoction of manipulation and lies to protect corporate interests. By following four people whose lives were devastated by the attacks on our courts, the film challenges the assumptions Americans hold about “jackpot justice.”

Q and A with Director, SUSAN SALADOFF and discussion with MONIQUE HARDEN, Co-Director & Attorney, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14

IN THE LAND OF THE FREE

Thursday | April 14 | 7pm | Warren Easton Senior High School

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Director: Vadim Jean | Documentary Feature| USA | 84 min|

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Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary feature tells the ongoing story of the case of three extraordinary men: Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King known as the Angola 3 who have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary.  All three men appear to have been targeted by the prison authorities for being members of the Black Panther party and because they fought against the terrible conditions and systematic sexual slavery that was rife in the prison. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement after thirty-seven years.

Q & A with Director VADIM JEAN and Panel Discussion with ROBERT KING and Innocence Project Director EMILY MAW

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Friday, April 15

40

Friday | April 15 | 7pm | Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

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Director: Emre Sahin | Narrative Feature | Turkey | 89 min

A bag full of money lands in front of you. Is it luck? The answer to your prayers? Part of a predetermined plan? Or all of the above? Set in the chaotic streets of Istanbul, 40 is a story of three strangers making their way in a city of 12 million, all searching…for one bag. Shot entirely on location, ’40′ combines intense story telling with documentary style cinematography embarking on a synchronistic journey dealing with faith, love, luck, destiny, human trafficking…and a bag of cash that falls from the sky.

Q and A with Actor Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, star of 40 and supporting cast member in Treme

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BETTER THIS WORLD

Friday | April 15 | 9pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center |

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Directors: Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway | Documentary Feature | USA | 93 min

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Two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas – David McKay and Bradley Crowder – fall under the sway of a Brandon Darby, co-founder of Common Ground and charismatic revolutionary ten years their senior. At the volatile 2008 Republican Convention the “Texas Two” cross a line that radically changes their lives. The result: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, BETTER THIS WORLD goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

Discussion with BRADLEY CROWDER, subject of the film and writer/community organizer JORDAN FLAHERTY

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16

ALL FOR THE NATION

Saturday | April 16 | 12pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

Director: Carol Mansour

Documentary Feature | LEBANON | 54 MIN
preceded by EGYPT: SEEDS OF CHANGE

According to the Lebanese nationality law, Lebanese women that choose to marry a foreign man are denied the right to extend their citizenship to their husbands and children. Without citizenship, those families are denied most social, civil and economic rights. This is the first documentary in Lebanon that deals with such a fragile and controversial topic.  The film is told through the intimate stories of five Lebanese families from different social, religious and economic backgrounds but whose lives and experiences are bound together by a discriminatory nationality law. It chronicles the lives of these families, their joys, pains, expectations and deceptions.

PEOPLE AND POWER’S EGYPT: SEEDS OF CHANGE

Produced by Al Jazeera | Documentary Short | QATAR | 22 MIN

Chronicles the longtime planning and organizing of Egypt’s April 6 Movement that played a major part in the revolution.

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BLACK AUGUST

Saturday | April 16 | 2pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center |

Director: dream hampton | Documentary Feature | USA | 54 min preceded by MORE THAN A ROOF

Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activist Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others, BLACK AUGUST documents the movement behind the annual event that the nonproft Malcom X Grassroots Movement has produced, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about and support for political prisoners in the U.S. Part concert film, Black August highlights performances in New York, Cuba, and South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common and others.

MORE THAN A ROOF

Directors: National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Housing is a Human Right and Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights | Documentary Short | USA |35 MIN

The story of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing’s first official fact finding mission to the United States in the Fall of 2009, including a visit to New Orleans.

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KINGDOM OF WOMEN

Saturday | April 16 | 4pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center |

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Director: Dahna Abourahme | Documentary Feature | LEBANON | 54 min

“HAITI: SIX MONTHS ON” and trailer of ROAD MAP TO APARTHEID
The story of the women of Ein El Hilweh refugee camp between 1982-1984 is an important chapter in the history of Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon. After the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982, the camp was destroyed and its men imprisoned. “The Kingdom of Women” documents the community and organizing spirit of the women during this period, how they were able to rebuild the camp, protect and provide for their families while their men were held captive. Weaving between past and present, animation and daily life, the documentary focuses on seven of these women and honors how women continue to contribute to the survival of the Palestinian community in exile.

HAITI: SIX MONTHS ON

Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English | Documentary Short | USA | 23 MIN

Six months after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, the dust is starting to settle over Port-au-Prince. The UN and NGOs are as omnipresent as the rubble – but the chasm between Haiti’s poor majority and the foreign organizations that are there to help seems wide as ever.

ROAD MAP TO APARTHEID
Directors: Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson | Trailer | USA | 10 MIN

There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience of Apartheid relevant to conflicts all over the world. Excerpted from a forthcoming feature-length documentary, ROADMAP TO APARTHEID explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict.

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KINSHASA SYMPHONY

Saturday | April 16 | 6pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

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Directors: Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer | Documentary Feature | Germany |  95 Min

Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the third-largest city in Africa. Almost ten million people live here and they number among the poorest inhabitants on this planet. Kinshasa is the home of Central Africa’s one and only symphony orchestra – L’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music.

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PHIL OCHS:  THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE

Followed by Music Event – Protest in Song

Saturday | April 16 | 8pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

Director:  Kenneth Bowser | Documentary Feature | USA  |  96 Min


From civil rights to the anti-war movement to the struggles of workers, folksinger Phil Ochs wrote topical songs that engaged his audiences in the issues of the 1960s and 70s. In this biographical documentary, veteran director Kenneth Bowser shows how Phil’s music and his fascinating life story and eventual decline into depression and suicide were intertwined with the history-making events that defined a generation. Even as his contemporaries moved into folk-rock and pop music, Phil followed his own vision, challenging himself and his listeners. Not one to pull punches, Ochs never achieved the commercial success he desperately desired. But his music remains relevant, reaching new audiences in a generation that finds his themes all too familiar.  Followed by a Special Performance by Jonathan Freilich and Alex McMurray as The Tom Paines.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17

COINTEL PRO 101

Sunday | April 17 | 12pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

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Director: Freedom Archives | Documentary Feature | USA |  56 MIN


Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government’s crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.


COMMITMENT

Directors: Kuldeep Tagore and Waymon Boone | Narrative Short  | USA | 16 MIN


Faiz must make a life-changing decision.  As he seeks the advice of those who are closest to him: a temple cleric, an immigrant uncle, and his friend, Faiz’s decision will change his relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Tasha, forever.

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THE COLORS OF THE MOUNTAIN

Sunday | April 17 | 2pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

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Director: Carlos Cesar Arbelaez | Narrative Feature |  COLOMBIA  |  90 Min

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Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure… He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids’ games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of ‘La Pradera’.

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CAFETERIA MAN

Sunday | April 17 | 4pm | Zeitgeist Multi-disiplinary Arts Center

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Director:  Richard Chisolm | Special Screening | Documentary Feature |  USA |  78 Min

Cafeteria Man is the true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform Baltimore’s public school food system with a recipe for change. Q and A with director Richard Chisolm and Tony Geraci. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY NOLA LOCAVORES

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THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER

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Director: Bill Plympton | Animated Short | USA  |  6 Min

The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger” is a children’s fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother’s love.

2011 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM

KEEPER OF THE FLAME

Sunday | April 17 | 7pm | New Orleans Museum Of Art

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Director: Brian Nelson | World Premiere |  Narrative Short |  USA |  32 Min

Keeper of the Flame is a coming of age family drama that takes place in the Mardi Gras Indian world based upon a true story. It is the first ever movie about the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian culture created by and from, an insider’s perspective.

Q and A with director Brian Nelson followed by a performance of The New Pokey Way Band And Guardians Of The Flame

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THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Sunday | April 17 | 9pm | New Orleans Museum Of Art

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Director:  Tim Wolff | Documentary Feature | USA |  75 Min | Followed by Q&A with Tim Wolff and cast members

THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular ‘drag balls’ starting in the late 1950s. These men worked with the traditions of Mardi Gras to bring gay culture into public settings in the early 1960s. By 1969, there were four gay Mardi Gras clubs legally chartered by the state of Louisiana, throwing yearly extravaganzas at civic venues around the city. ‘Society matrons begged for ball tickets from their hairdressers’. They succeeded in bringing down the ‘Jim Crow’ type laws that targeted gay people during this period, staging a flamboyant, costumed revolution without politics and won freedoms during a time, as now, when laws and people fought against them.

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