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|Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love|
|Date||Friday July 31|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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|UA Stonestown Twin 501 Buckingham Way in San Francisco, CA|
|PriorityAfrica [at] yahoo.com|
|Address||P O Box 2528 Berkeley CA 94702|
Priority Africa Network (PAN)
Contact: PriorityAfrica [at] yahoo.com
This and all Africa events in the Bay available at: http://www.priorityafrica.org/
Friday, July 31
Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love
at the UA Stonestown Twin 501 Buckingham Way in San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 681-0331
Q & A With Director, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for opening weekend
Youtube trailer: http://www.youtube.com/YoussouNdourDoc
"Youssou N’Dour and ‘I Bring What I Love’: an Elegiac Meditation on Faith, Islam and Music"
Huffington Post: June 12th, 2009
An audience sensation at film festivals worldwide, I BRING WHAT I LOVE takes you behind the scenes and into the world of Africa’s most famous musician: Youssou N’Dour. This never-before-told story follows N’Dour at a turning point in his life and career, as he releases his most personal and controversial album Egypt. But the singer’s hope for promoting a more tolerant face of Islam erupts in scandal and outrage in his native country that rejects the album and denounce it as blasphemous. Part explosive documentary, part stirring drama, I BRING WHAT I LOVE is an unforgettable musical journey with an artist whose courage and conviction shook the music industry and ultimately awakened the world.
It’s all too rare that an African or Muslim subject gets this kind of filmmaking and this kind of attention. Amid the images in the U.S. media of African AIDS, war and poverty, this film is a chance for Americans to see a positive, realistic representation of contemporary Africa. In addition, it is all too rare that stories go below the surface and give nuanced views of a more tolerant Islam. Every film is judged by its box office receipts, so please do your part to make this film a success - to show theaters and the media that we want to see films that reveal an entirely new Africa.
SPECIAL OFFER: You could win 2 free tickets to a special screening opening weekend. To be eligible, email: freetickets [at] ibringwhatilove.com and write "San Francisco" in the subject heading.
Priority Africa Network
Mailing Address: P O Box 2528
Berkeley CA 94702
Office: AFSC Office/PAN
1730 Franklin St. Ste 212
Oakland CA 94612
Tel: (510) 238 8080 ext. 309
Fax: (510) 238 8088
PriorityAfrica [at] yahoo.com