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Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center


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March 30th 2009

GNO Fair Housing & Patois Film Festival Present "Housing is a Right" evening of screenings, panel and performance

Zeitgeist Interdisciplinary Arts Center • 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

GNOFHAC partners with Patois: The 6th Annual New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival to screen “Some Place Like Home” and 2 other short films about the struggle for recognition of housing as a human right. “Some Place Like Home” by Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) is narrated by writer and activist Kevin Powell and depicts the fight against the exclusion of low-income families and small businesses from the “new vision” for developing Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn. Also: Screenings of “St. Joe,” a visual dirge for the destruction of New Orleans’ public housing buildings by local filmmaker Luisa Dantas, and “Locusts,” in which Detroit-based HipHop artists Invincible and Finale rhyme about how short-term profit-driven urban development schemes displace communities in their city. Performance by Kourtney Heart and dialogue with filmmakers and housing advocates from Brooklyn, Miami and New Orleans to follow. Event is FREE and open to the public!

Watch the trailer for “Some Place Like Home” at http://furee.org/film/trailer.php
Learn more about the Film Festival at http://www.patoisfilmfest.org