Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: FILM: Screening of "Proud to be Cape Verdean" at BloomBars, followed by Q&A with director over Skype TUES, Sept 18th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation

BloomScreen, TransAfrica and the Embassy of Cape Verde present "Proud to be Cape Verdean"
Tuesday, September 18th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, suggested $10
RSVP requested, but not required
Free refreshments and popcorn provided

"Proud to be Cape Verdean: A Look at Cape Verdeans in the Golden State" (2012, 55 min) view trailer- by Mike Costa – is a documentary that captures the essence of the Cape Verdean culture in California through an insightful look at individuals and organizations and their desire to maintain their cultural identity.

This film highlights the unique Californian, the Cape Verdean, whose distinct classification of African and European roots present them as a robust ingredient in the “Melting Pot” we call America. The music of the Mendes Brothers, John & Ramiro is featured. Actor/Producer Michael Beach lends his voice talents as Narrator. The documentary features Portuguese and French subtitles.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Mike Costa, live via Skype. Our moderator will be Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica and the radio host of “Africa Now” on WPFW 89.3FM.

Proceeds from the screening benefit TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Your gifts to BloomBars support their work in the community and helps keep their programs running.

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Metro: Columbia Heights, walk up 14th St, turn right on Kenyon, left on 11th

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