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Community Cinema at Soka University - "A Village Called Versailles"

Date: 05.06.2010
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Pauling 216

A Village Called Versailles

A Village Called Versailles -- Welcome 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 came Hurricane Katrina, 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.

Free.  Panel discussion will follow.

ITVS, the co-presenter of Independent Lens, in cooperation with PBS SoCal and the Humanities Concentration and Student Affairs at Soka University, are proud to present Community Cinema, a free monthly documentary film series.  ITVS funds and presents award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television, innovative new media projects on the web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens on Tuesday nights at 10 pm on PBS.

Previews of upcoming Independent Lens films will be shown from February to May at Soka University's Pauling Hall classroom theatre, followed by panel discussions with full audience participation encouraged.

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