Monday, March, 30th, 2009
By Brother Jesse Mohammad
Pro-Israel meeting draws protesters
Monday, March 30, 2009
By Valerie Faciane, Staff writer
This year, Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival will be showing a number of Palestine and Middle Eastern related films including, but not limited to:
Arafat & I
A Day in Palestine, http://www.maryellendavis.net/
Intensive Care Unit, http://www.voicesbeyondwalls.org/
People Not Places, http://www.emergencemusic.net/
Shadi and the Beautiful Well
Under the Bombs, http://www.underthebombs.com/
Young Freud in Gaza, http://icarusfilms.com/new2009/yf.html
…and many many more…
Check out http://patoisfilmfest.org/ for more line-up updates.
In the past NOLAPS has hosted and co-sponsored multiple HipHop concerts and other artistic ventures, such as “Unity and Liberation” in July of 2008 (see link below to read about this event), and this year is no different…
…Patois, the 6th Annual New Orleans International Film Festival, with co-sponsors NOLAPS presents, “Return/Recover/Resist/Rise Up”, a live concert featuring local, national, and international artists, including Muhammad Al-Farra of Gaza-based Palestinian Rapperz, Abeer aka Sabreena da Witch from Lud, and more TBA.
Friday March 27th, 2009
Check back to http://www.nolaps.blogspot.com/ and http://patoisfilmfest.org/ for updates on the lineup and location.
Unity and Liberation: HipHop for Palestine Represents in New Orleans, by Mai Bader
General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
“The New Orleans Balloon Launch for Palestine took place at the University of New Orleans in front of the Earl K. Long Library on January 28th, 2009 where students and New Orleans residents gathered to release black balloons to commemorate the recent events in Gaza.”