War Child film screening at Faison Firehouse Theater
February 5 - 22, 2009
The Faison Firehouse Theater, in conjunction with MEGA Dream & Handle Your [entertainment] Business, will have a special screening series of Emmanuel Jal's award winning documentary, War Child from February 5 - 22, 2009.
Showtimes are Tuesday - Sunday at 6:30pm and 9:00pm.
Faison Firehouse Theater is located at 6 Hancock Place (124th Street between St. Nicholas & Morningside Aves)
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Photos available in the Photo Gallery
Emmanuel Jal & Nikki Giovanni - Upstairs at the Square
February 5, 2009
Barnes & Noble, Times Square, NYC
The acclaimed poet shared the stage with rising hip-hop star and activist, Emmanuel Jal.
See footage here: Barnes & Noble - Upstairs at the Square
View the Press Release
Emmanuel Jal: War Child screening at Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
February 4, 2009
Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe welcomes ex-child soldier turned hip hop artist, Emmanuel Jal, for a special screening of his award winning documentary, War Child.
Emmanuel Jal Book Tour & Appearances
Capture Cannes, the joint effort between Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc., MEGA Management, Inc., Ultimate Life Living and P3R (Practically Perfect PR) will take place during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival from May 13 - 24, 2009.
Capture Cannes will be an adventure on land and sea, with locations at one of the hottest beaches and on one of the most amazing yachts in all of Cannes. For Sponsorship Opportunities, please visit www.CaptureCannes.com.
For Faith, For Love, Forever
More information for the feature-length documentary, For Faith, For Love, Forever directed by Nefertiti A. Strong and executive produced by The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry can be found at www.forfaitforloveforeverthemovie.com.
7th Annual Festival National des Arts et de la Culture
December 19 - 23rd, 2008
Maroua, Cameroon - AFRICA
Rounding out 2008, MEGA Dream found themselves meeting with the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Cameroon,Minister Ama Tutu Muna as part of an invited delegation of 10 Americans and a number of International Guest to attend FENAC, the country's National Festival of Arts and Culture (fenac.org). Maroua, the headquarters of the festival in the Far North Province of the country, was the venue area of this dual artistic, cultural and scientific event, provides a forum for a concrete implementation of the cultural policy of the Head of State and Head of Government from Nigeria, Chad,Gabon, Mali and the US, who now intend to elevate culture to an indisputable status of a major lever of our economic policy and create an arts exchange program with the United States.
Old Bank District Holiday Block Party
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 from 6pm - Midnight
4th & Main Streets, Downtown Los Angeles
Come join the festivities as kickoff of the Old Bank District Holiday Block Party starts at 6pm. Attractions include:
- Holiday Decor & Outdoor Light Installation
- Outdoor Beer & Wine Garden
- Live Bands presented by Little Radio
- $3 Flat Rate Parking at 415 S. Main St. (at Winston Street)
- Local Art & Gift Bazaar (Cash only, $200 and under)
- Restaurant & Retail Specials including month-long holiday menus, drinks & discounts
- Benefiting Downtown Charities
- Live Jazz in Harlem Place Alley
Join the Old Bank District Group on Facebook
Visit our website at www.laloft.com
See more info about the Holiday Block Party on blogdowntown.com, angelenic.com and latimes.com
Il Dominican Republic Global Film Festival 2008
November 19th - 23rd, 2008
Santo Domingo, Nagua, Santiago, Puerto Plata & Higuey
Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc. presented Emmanuel Jal and his film, War Child, at the 2008 Il Dominican Republic Global Film Festival where it was the Winner of the Best Documentary Film as voted by the people.
"Left home at the age of seven. One year later I leave with an AK-47." For hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a veteran of the 20-year civil war in southern Sudan, these lyrics are hardly empty posturing. One of the tens of thousands of "lost boys" of the Sudan, Jal left his devastated home in 1987. At a United Nations camp for Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, he became the children's spokesperson and soon joined the Sudanese People's Liberation Army, training to fight the Arab-dominated north right under the UN's watch. After almost five years, he and his friends deserted, embarking on a harrowing journey that few survived. Now in his 20s,Jal is using his music to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Sudan and the plight of child soldiers throughout the world.
First-time filmmaker C. Karim Chrobog follows Jal as he performs at a fundraiser and meets with students in Washington, DC then returns to Sudan for the first time in 18 years to reunite with his family, including the father who summoned him to war and then abandoned him. On the way he visits a battlefield that brings back painful memories, a UN camp in Kenya for Sudanese orphans, and the Nairobi prep school where he wound up after a chain of events so remarkable they'll soon be retold in a movie directed by Tony Scott. Audience Award, Tribeca Film Festival.
Movie trailer for War Child and music video from Emmanuel Jal's album, War Child, below.
11th Annual African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) Film Festival
November 12th - 15th, 2008
New York, NY
For one week in November, African American women come together to celebrate themselves in film. Panels and film screenings were held at the Magic Johnson Theaters in Harlem, NY as well as the Faison Firehouse Theater in Harlem, NY.
Bloc28 by Disney: Series 2
November 12th - 17th, 2008
Continental Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles
Bloc28 by Disney presents Series 2 at the Continental Gallery in the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles.
See more photos of the event here.