Après Midi

Aprés Midi 12-12-17

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Après Midi ©Meredith Mullins(©Meredith Mullins)

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi ©Meredith Mullins(©Meredith Mullins)

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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David & Joanne with Julia Browne

Après Midi, featuring the one-hour-long documentary "Paris Noir, African Americans in the City of Light" by authors, film writers/director-producer-editors, Joanne and David Burke, attracted and amazed an overwhelming attendance of about 60 people. They first launched the film in 2016, a culmination of a 15-year labor of love. A year later, they launched a book to be its companion.

I've seen the film about four times and each time, I learn something new. During the Q&A we learned that while the Burkes would love nothing more than to see it aired on TV, they'd need about a $500,000 to pay for all the rights to do so, and of course, it would be impossible for them personally to fund that. I'm personally hoping that some smart producer will see the value in it and would make it available worldwide as the role of the African American in France since World War I, particularly in comparison to how they were treated in their home country, is a message that is important to spread.
For more information, visit their website.

In attendance were:

•    Amy McCarthy
•    Ann Chek Hayes
•    Anna Kowsar
•    Craig Carlson
•    Dee Dee Porter
•    Dolores Lilley
•    Dorota Jablonski
•    Ed Fremder
•    Ellen Grandsard
•    Ellen Hampton
•    Hilary Kaiser
•    Jane Ann Riley
•    Jane Currie
•    Janet Brune
•    Janet Hulstrand
•    Jean Lynch
•    Joe Start
•    Judith Kearney
•    Kandi Shejavali
•    Kate Woodman
•    Linda Corwin
•    Linda Hervieux
•    Lyndee Logan
•    Maria Pelletier
•    Marie Jo Clet
•    Meredith Mullins
•    Michael Burtley
•    Nancy Kissock
•    Nathalie Damas
•    Pam Perry
•    Patricia Wilson
•    Patty Sadauskas
•    Rich Kish
•    Richard Hellinger
•    Rick Braswell
•    Robert Falker
•    Rohini Gupta
•    Sandra Polaski
•    Sarah Donald
•    Stephen Lynch
•    Sue Medsger
•    Suzanne Burke
•    Tom Wilson
•    Ying Ying Wu
•    Plus MANY others who did not sign in!

Adrian Leeds Group - Après Midi

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