Le M.U.R. - # 100 - ROA - june 30/2011
Music: dj Black Sifichi - Fela Kuti "Demo Crazy".
Passed by a first time around 3, then on my way back around 4:30
pm, work was still in progress... Shame on me, but I wanted so badly
a G@tto's foamy coffe that I left and went back home.
A few steps away, in the Rue Saint Maur, Ella & Pitr provided a frame
for you to shoot yourself in front of it...
... so smile and shoot your photo memories of Paris/Oberkampf.
And do not forget to send a copy to the artists!
June 30, 2011
June 28, 2011
Toronto hosted last week, June 24-26, the International Indian Film Academy awards, the
Indian version of the Oscars - a three-day festival of dance, music, fashion and movies
culminating in a massive movie awards gala.
Numerous cultural events, film workshops, and movie screenings have also taken place
across the GreaterTorontoArea in the past week, leading up to Saturday night's festivities.
They've been submitting photos of star sightings, sending updates, and writing about what
Indian cinema means to them.
* Bollywood film awards set for Toronto
* The India's gritty independent cinema
* The backstory, the dinasties, the Bollywood effect
* 10 essential movies from India
June 21, 2011
By opening a window to freedom and basic rights,
the Arab spring has also highlighted the problem
of sexual harassment that, whether they like it or
not, is a huge obstacle to development in Muslim
Bikya Masr, a site showing a real concern about women rights, released today a post
by its editor-in-chief Joseph Mayton on the 'End Harassment' campaign :
"... led by HarassMap – Egypt’s most effective organization that has been tallying incidents of harassment
across the country in an effort to help assist women when they traverse what has become and almost war
zone-like atmosphere. Harassment is everywhere, but the online campaigners say it can end."
STAY TUNED - FOLLOW HarassMap & G@ttoGiallo's NEWS on twitter !
June 19, 2011
This Sunday, at the initiative of the collective of Asian associations in France,
several thousand people marched in Paris, from the place de la République
to the place de la Nation, to protest against violence and require more security.
Apparently, no concrete solution has been found or desired
since last year when, for the first time, the Chinese community
organized a demonstration to denounce the intolerable
situation which has lasted for fifteen years, asking authorities
to protect people from any aggressive behaviour and violence.
For some reasons, the protest had turned to ethnic clash...
because of subsequent aggression on a Chinese woman.
To understand the basis of this wrath that could jeopardize the art of 'living together' which
has long characterized a multicultural neighborhood of Paris like Belleville, I suggest you to
listen to this France-Culture podcast:
- China from the edge: "Belleville, Chronicle of a Yellow Anger" - an audio documentary
by Alexander Héraud and Nathalie Salles about how and why all this first started on June 2010
and still hurts one year later.
[Happy listening ... However, if you are familiar with French].
June 06, 2011
Le M.U.R. invites you on June for a 2-day Live
- on Friday 10 - "Rue meurt d'Art", with Jean-Marc
Paumier - music provided by Rémy Pasquier.
- on Saturday 11 - Chilean artist Makay [Macarena
Yañez] and her anthropomorphic characters nestled
in magical landscapes.
Rendez-vous on la Place Verte,
Oberkampf/Saint-Maur corner in Paris XI,
from 2 pm to 8 pm.
... So long, chums!
... June 10 & 11 updates: