"Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" Film Playing in Santa Monica

The highly-acclaimed documentary film "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" will be playing in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.

Saturday, July 18, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Laemmle's Monica 4-plex
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love
102 minutes, documentary, musical

Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19

Laemmle's Monica 4-plex
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, 90401
http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=07182009&thid=3 or www.laemmle.com

Show time:  11:00 AM

Tickets:  $10.00 - possibly will be $7.00, if considered an early showing instead of a special showing.

Parking:  Parking is located across the street at The Santa Monica City Parking Structure in lot #4. Prior to 6pm the first two hours are free, each additional half hour is $1.00. After 6pm there is a flat rate fee of $3.00.

Film Summary:
A music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change.  Youssou N'Dour is the highest selling African artist of all time and has collaborated with musical superstars Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel.  At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations.  The film—which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and has won Audience and other Awards throughout the world— chronicles N'Dour, a Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a tolerant face of Islam.  Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows N'Dour for over two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad.

Film Trailer:

Along with his music, Youssou is known for his humanitarian work and his businesses.  Youssou has his own charity, the Youssou N’Dour Foundation, he’s an ambassador for UNICEF, he’s on the ONE campaign policy advisory board, and through his organization and others, he has assisted in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and poverty in Africa.  For more info, click on the website and then click on About the Film and then on About Youssou.

Other showings/opening dates  – check local listings to confirm dates, check times, ticket prices - more shows being added, go to Buy Tickets on film website for additions.

Info below from Anne Broecker, Groovy Griot, the I Bring What I Love Outreach Manager - anne@ibringwhatilove.com:

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Cost : $10.00

For more information please contant:

Laemmle's Monica 4-plexTel: 310-394-9741


Sponsor(s): , Laemmle's Monica 4-plex. Information is posted for informational purposes only and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.