Manhattan Independent Film Festival 2010: A Village Called Versailles
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
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The Arts, Culture and Fun Series at Manhattan Recreation is pleased to partner with ITVS Community Cinema from San Francisco and the Independent Lens series of PBS to bring powerful documentaries into our recreation centers. Please join us for a first look at these films before their national debut on PBS.
After each screening, audience members will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions/conversations about each film with a special guest speaker.
The last film in this series is A Village Called Versailles by S. Leo Chiang. This film welcomes you to Versailles, New Orleans, home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. For over 30 years, its residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. But then Hurricane Katrina came with the immense garbage piles and the shocking discovery of a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood. Watch as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance to build a better future.
These screenings are free and open to the public.
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