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So Be It (Ainsi Soit-il): Noafest at the Contemporary Arts Center!
An award winning short film by NOAFEST Co-President Joseph Gaï Ramaka and a solo sax performance by Khris Royal

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Une bâtisse obscure. Un dispensaire. Une femme essaie de convaincre son compagnon de quitter ce « lieu de mort » où il travaille. Mais l’homme ne veut pas partir. Elle, la femme, la vie, essaie de l’entraîner, mais en vain. Les seuls êtres qui rôdent autour de ce huis clos sont des enfants malades. Rien ne semble pouvoir se résoudre, rien ne peut se construire, personne ne peut se sauver. Au-delà des déchirements du couple, c’est l’Afrique blessée qui fait entendre sa voix.

1997 – Fiction – 35 mm – dolby stéréo – 33 min.
Collection Africa Dreaming.

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On Friday September 11 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a special event at
the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, NOLA 70130. We are extremely pleased to present an award winning short film by NOAFEST Co-President Joseph Gaï Ramaka and a solo sax performance by Khris Royal.


This will be an occasion to tell you about our new project, The Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival, which we will launch in October near the banks of the Mississippi in the 9th Ward. We hope you will be as excited as we are about this Festival. We need your support!


Please join us for a Special Screening
Friday September 11 – 7:30 pm


Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street, NOLA 70130


So Be It (1997) 33 minutes
Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Director
Silver Lion, Short Film, Venice International Film Festival 1997
First Prize, Short Film, Montreal « Views from Africa » Film Festival 1998

Synopsis
In dialogue with a play by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, So Be It is the story of a doctor struggling in a rural Senegalese village against practices he abhors, including that of the sacrificial lamb. Boasting a brilliant jazz score to match its visual beauty, So Be It is the work of a director, « drawn to challenging subjects and willing to take risks. » – Akin Adesokan


The screening will be preceded by
a brief performance

Khris Royal, Alto saxophone
Nurtured at NOCCA, Berklee School of Music in Boston, and by long-time mentor Alvin Batiste, Khris has played and recorded with Batiste, Erykah Badu, Goapele, Bobby Brown, Ashanti, Nelly, Ellis Marsalis, Clyde Kerr Jr., Maurice Brown, Herlin Riley, Delfeayo Marsalis, D.J. Quick, Tony Clifton, The Sam Kininger Band, and Mary J. Blige.


A reception will follow
Entry is free
RSVP appreciated: 504-899-4382



NOAFEST invites you to help us launch the Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival. Friends who contribute will be invited to the inaugural event on October 17.

Open Air Facing the Mississippi
Venue: Doullut Steamboat Pilot House
400 Egania Street – New Orleans, LA 70117


New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
2670 Havana Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-899-4382

English

On Friday September 11 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a special event at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street, NOLA 70130. We are extremely pleased to present an award winning short film by NOAFEST Co-President Joseph Gaï Ramaka and a solo sax performance by Khris Royal.


This will be an occasion to tell you about our new project, The Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival, which we will launch in October near the banks of the Mississippi in the 9th Ward. We hope you will be as excited as we are about this Festival. We need your support!


Please join us for a Special Screening
Friday September 11 – 7:30 pm


Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street, NOLA 70130


So Be It (1997) 33 minutes
Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Director
Silver Lion, Short Film, Venice International Film Festival 1997
First Prize, Short Film, Montreal « Views from Africa » Film Festival 1998

Synopsis
In dialogue with a play by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, So Be It is the story of a doctor struggling in a rural Senegalese village against practices he abhors, including that of the sacrificial lamb. Boasting a brilliant jazz score to match its visual beauty, So Be It is the work of a director, « drawn to challenging subjects and willing to take risks. » – Akin Adesokan


The screening will be preceded by
a brief performance

Khris Royal, Alto saxophone
Nurtured at NOCCA, Berklee School of Music in Boston, and by long-time mentor Alvin Batiste, Khris has played and recorded with Batiste, Erykah Badu, Goapele, Bobby Brown, Ashanti, Nelly, Ellis Marsalis, Clyde Kerr Jr., Maurice Brown, Herlin Riley, Delfeayo Marsalis, D.J. Quick, Tony Clifton, The Sam Kininger Band, and Mary J. Blige.


A reception will follow
Entry is free
RSVP appreciated: 504-899-4382



NOAFEST invites you to help us launch the Mississippi River 9th Ward Film Festival. Friends who contribute will be invited to the inaugural event on October 17.

Open Air Facing the Mississippi
Venue: Doullut Steamboat Pilot House
400 Egania Street – New Orleans, LA 70117


New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
2670 Havana Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-899-4382