Sierra Leone: More Information
The Cascade 18th annulal Festival of African Films takes place throughout February at PCC Cascade campus. All films are free. Moving to the Beat will show at 8:30 on Thursday February 14th at the Cascade Moriarty building, room 104. More information on the film festival, including show times and directions, is available on the web at www.africanfilmfestival.org .
There will also be a showing of Moving to the Beat at New Born Tribe community Center at 3525 NE Martin Luther King on Saturday, Feb 16th.
Diamonds, Guns and Rice will show at 8pm Friday, February 8th at 5th avenue cinema at 510 SW Hall, followed by a presentation on the book, Speaking Out – Women, War and the Global Economy,.and a discussion with film maker, Jan Haaken. This screaning is part of a collaboration with Portland State University and the Multnomah County Library in support of the Library’s Everybody Read’s Program featuring Ishmael Beah’s memoir, A long time gone, about his experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
On Thurs. Feb 21st there will be two panel discussions with local immigrants from Sierra Leone at 11am and 7pm at PSU, Smith Memorial Union, Rm 327 & 328
There is a Sierra Leonean Fund through the PSU Foundation – all contributions support the “Speaking Out” and “Moving to the Beat” projects. To support these activist oriented media projects contact Jan Haaken at PSU 503-725-3967 or go to www.moving2thebeat.com
PSU everybody reads events: http://www.pdx.edu/news/17713/
eveybody reads: http://www.multcolib.org/reads/