The second annual

Mississippi River 9th Ward Film and Arts Festival



Fiction | 103 mins | Italy | 2007

Friday 8 october 2010 - 7 pm

At the
The Lower 9th Ward Village
1001 Charbonnet st at Rampart
NOLA 70117

Screening with the Director
Claudio Del Punta

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A Haitian couple, caught in the oppressive conditions of being trapped working on a sugar plantation in the Dominican Republic, plot to escape in the life of “bayestes” (cane cutter’s communities) and return to Haiti.

A performance by
Charmaine Neville
will precede the screening

Shrimp boil with ginger beer will follow



The Lower 9th Ward Village


The Lower 9th Ward Village is a community-driven, community-led, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and neighborhood center based in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main goal of the Village is to bring together the entire Lower 9th Ward and to empower community members to be self-sufficient and to sustain an equitable quality of life. The Village focuses on connecting the elderly and youth, with services and providing care and guidance from the community as a whole. It takes a village…

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