Patois Film Fest Presents: Gentrification And The New New Orleans

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Patois Film Fest Presents: Gentrification And The New New Orleans

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PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival presents: CHANGING THE CHANNEL + BYE BYE BYWATER ----------------- Bye Bye Bywater | USA | 2014 | 4min Bye Bye Bywater is a short film parody of the New Orleans Tourism Board’s promotional video of the “restaurant revolution” in the Bywater. Directed by Jason Foster and David Bear. Changing the Channel: The Renovation Question | USA | 1977 | 30min | Documentary Changing the Channel was one of the first US films anywhere to look at the concept of gentrification and displacement of the poor in neighborhoods with rich architectural histories. Directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker. Discussion to follow with Maxwell Ciardullo of the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative, Ashana Bigard of the Women's Health and Justice Initiative, plus Jason Foster and David Bear, filmmakers of Bye Bye Bywater. --------------------------------- Founded by New Orleans artists and activists, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing the city’s human rights community, supporting the work of local organizers and organizations involved in these struggles, and providing a forum for artistic expression of local and international issues. PATOIS is back this year after a brief hiatus, ready to premiere new powerful social justice oriented films from around the world while highlighting brilliant local filmmakers and the vital grassroots organizations doing work in the city. WHAT: CHANGING THE CHANNEL + BYE BYE BYWATER screening WHEN: 5:30-7:00 PM, Saturday March 14th WHERE: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center ADMISSION: FREE

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