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Feb 08 2010

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African Film Festival in Portland

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FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
When: February 5-March 6, Thursdays through Saturday’s
What: In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College is putting on the Twentieth Annual Cascade Festival of African Films. They show pictures of Africa through the eyes of African’s rather than a vision of Africa that is packaged primarily for western viewers. Films represent African concerns that are political, historical, and social.
Where: Portland Community College Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104. 705 Killingsworth Street
Check out the website for more information!
www.africanfilmfestival.org

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Feb 08 2010

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6 Billion Others

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Hi Everyone,
I just discovered this site recently and thought that some of you guys
might find it interesting.
The project is called 6 Billion Others. It’s a collection of portraits of
people all over the world in short video clips.
If you create a free account for yourself you can also upload your own
testimonials or translate ones that have been uploaded by others.
Anyway, here’s the link and a short description.
6 Billion Others
In 2003, after The Earth seen from the Sky,
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire,
launched the project “6 Billion Others”.
5,000 interviews were filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors who went in
search of the Others.
From a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper, from a German
performer to an Afghan farmer, all answered the same questions about their
fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes:
“What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to
your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What
does love mean to you?…”
Forty or so questions that help us to find out what separates and what
unites us. These portraits of humanity today are accessible on this
website.

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