Antonio Banderas invites you to the 4th edition of the Millenium Festival

Opening ceremony the 17th of April at the Cinema Galleries

12 AVRIL 2012, 28 GALERIE DE LA REINE 1000 BRUXELLES
Résumé
The Millenium Festival opens her doors on Tuesday the 17th of April starting from 7.30pm at the Cinema Galleries: screening of "Calypso Rose, The Lioness of the Jungle" followed by a concert of the Haïtian singer Marlène Dorcéna. In a special message addressed to the Millenium Festival, Antonio Banderas, goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Program for Development, defends the importance of art and cinema to raise awareness amongst citizens of the major endeavours facing humanity.

Opening ceremony

The evening programme includes the screening of Calypso Rose, The Lioness of the Jungle. The Camerounese director Pascale Obolo and Rebeca Grynspan, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Associated Administrator of the PNUD will be present at the opening ceremony.

 «I didn’t become a Calypso singer, I was born into Calypso music» said Calypso Rose, the great diva of Trinidad and Tobago. The film delivers an intimate portrait where she tells us about her childhood, her inspirations, her career, her commitment to humanitarian causes and the faith that guides her life.

The screening will be followed by a concert of Marlène Dorcéna, who infuses her music with the cultural mishmash of Haiti. She represents the soul of creole blues with a touch of bossa nova, jazz, salsa and gospel. 

Award ceremony

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday the 22th of April starting from 19h30 at Studio 4 of Flagey. During the ceremony the nominated films will be presented and the winners will be announced. An awarded film a will be screened for the public. A drink will be offered with live music. 

A little reminder of the most important key events:

When: from the 17th of April till the 5th of May 2012

Where: Cinema Galleries (Opening night) – Vendôme – CIVA – Espace Senghor – Flagey, studio 4 (Award ceremony) – Potemkine

Opening ceremony: Tuesday 17th of April 2012, starting from 7.30pm at the Cinema Galleries

Screenings and conferences: from Wednesday the 18th of April till the 5th of May at Vendôme, CIVA and Espace Senghor

Award ceremony: Sunday the 22th of April 2012, starting from 7.30pm at Studio 4 Flagey

21 directors will be present during the festival, in addition to other special guests and experts who will present the films and engage in debates about the future of our society.

In a special message addressed to the Millenium festival, the famous actor Antonio Banderas, goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Program for Development, defends the importance of art and cinema to raise awareness amongst citizens of the major endeavours facing humanity.

«Documentary films give us more than just a snapshot of reality. They provide a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Millennium Development Goals».

Visit our website to watch the complete video: www.festivalmillenium.org

Citations
"« As an artist i believe in the power of art and films. Documentary films inspires us, they inspire change, they mobilise and unite us around our common goal : a better world for all of us. I support the festival because I believe together we can make change happen. Long live the Millenium Film Festival.»" Antonio Banderas
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À propos de Millenium Film Festival

Le Festival Millenium défend le cinéma documentaire indépendant par la diffusion de films sélectionnés pour leur confrontation créative, sensible et authentique aux enjeux fondamentaux du millénaire définis par les Nations Unies en 2000.

Millenium Festival defends independent documentary cinema by selecting films with genuine stories that reflect upon the Millennium Goals as defined by the United Nations; in a creative, sensible and authentic manner.

 

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