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Mozambique film screening at the Egyptian Theatre for 7th Artivist Film Festival

Venice Arts

Posted 6:04PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Pacific Time
We are happy to announce that a documentary short by teenager Alcides Soares, a participant in Venice Arts' project in Mozambique, The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big, will screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood as part of the 7th Artivist Film Festival. The film, titled "Mozambique," is about finding home and family after losing both parents to AIDS. The film will screen along with "Coexist" and "Maasai at the Crossroads." Please spread the word to your friends and we hope to see you there!

Free Screening:
Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP for this free screening, click here.

7th Artivist Film Festival
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

United Nations hosts New York City exhibition

Venice Arts

Posted 10:10AM on Thursday, November 05, 2009 Pacific Time
We invite our New York area friends to join us for the opening reception of The House is Small but the Welcome is Big exhibition at the United Nations South Gallery. The reception will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Many thanks to reception hosts UNAIDS and the stars of Law & Order: SVU: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer Ice-T, Stephanie March, B.D. Wong and Tamara Tunie. To attend the reception, please RSVP to [email protected] or 646.666.8019.

The House is Small but the Welcome is Big remains on exhibit at the United Nations from October 17, 2009 through December 11, 2009. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please access the South Gallery via the visitors' entrance at 1st Avenue & 46th Street.

Mexico City exhibition details

Eugene Ahn

Posted 6:18PM on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Pacific Time
Mexico City is being added to the list of exhibition venues for 2009. I recently received confirmation that the Enkidu Annual Humanities Summer Conference will display the project's images during conference proceedings. The theme of this year's conference, according to its organizers, is to "interrogate storytelling, memories and identity constructions from a wide range of perspectives, and in their manifold cultural and social manifestations." The nature of the conference is global, with presenters hailing from around the world. In addition to accompanying the House is Small exhibit, I am presenting on two topics, including a paper entitled, "Re-visioning the myths of poverty and oppression through first-person practices of participant produced photojournalism." The proceedings take place in the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico.

Maputo exhibition photo coverage

Eugene Ahn

Posted 7:37AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Pacific Time
UNICEF has provided a few photos of the exhibition space in Maputo. They've been posted on the Venice Arts Flickr page

Photo exhibition in Mozambique shows impact of AIDS through the eyes of children

Thierry Delvigne-Jean

Posted 7:34AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Pacific Time
Last year, 21 children aged 11 through 17 took to the streets of Maputo with cameras to document their lives and their communities. Over the course of two weeks, with help from a team of professional photographers, they opened the doors of their homes and learned how to tell their stories through the camera's lens. (Click here to continue reading entire article posted at UNICEF website.)


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What I can say to my family, and my community, is that the most important thing is love, not money. Sometimes they say that they donít visit us because they have nothing to give us. We need love, not things. Even with money you can still feel alone inside.
Maputo project participant

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