At the Seasonal Event for the Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver Branch last December, I had the opportunity to sit with a most amazing and engaging woman. Her name is Ugette Ebony Johnson, and she is the brains and the energy behind The Vancouver Pan African Film Festival.
Ugette is a woman with a passion. In 2007, she threw all her resources into creating the remarkable achievement of the first Vancouver Pan African Film Festival. Now she has turned her attention to celebrating Black History Month with a remarkable film and arts festival.
Looking for something EXTREMELY cool to do this weekend?
Check this out:
Travelling Pan African Film & Arts Festival African Heritage/Black History Month 2008, showcasing contemporary issues and expressions of the world's African/"Black" Diaspora for a Canadian audience.
A Canadian Heritage Celebration through Dialogue & Art
Officially proclaimed by the Province of British Columbia as "Black History Month"
VPAFF TPAFF Event Co-presented by Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
11:00am - 11:00pm
Breath Control: The History of the Human Beat Box (everything you need to know about beat boxing)
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Social Justice)
The Origins of AIDS (Social Justice)
Wormhead, Canadian Premiere (Youth & anti-bullying, anti-racism/African Animation)
Afrikan World Civilizations (African Achievements)
Destiny Found: BC's Early Black Settlers, Ralph Taylor
What is Pan Africanism? Albert Smith
Cabaret Pavilion (featuring Vancouver's raw and seasoned talent)
Contact us to find out how to bring TPAFF to your event: email@example.com
See full Program: www.vpaff.org
ABOUT THE VANCOUVER PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (VPAFF)
The Vancouver Pan African Film & Arts Festival aims to inspire contemplation through its programs. We wish to engage our audience in dialogue - inter-cultural dialogue - towards community solidarity primarily through film and art. Our mandate encompasses the commitment to present films of historical and political intrigue that reflect the moral dilemmas of our times under the segment "Human Rights Conscience." We wish to showcase a broad range of creative artworks by Africans in the global Diaspora, and we invite you to "Cast Yourself!" under the protective shade of the majestic Baobab tree!
CONTACT FESTIVAL PRODUCER:
Executive Director & Producer
Ms. U. E. Johnson