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Message from: Prema Qadir (
About: Going to FESPACO! = 8< )

Fri, 1 Nov 1996 15:26:42 -0500

Originally from: Prema Qadir <>
Originally dated: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 15:26:42 -0500

At 10:39 AM 11/1/96 -0500, owner-african-cinema-conference@XC.Org wrote:
>Originally from: <owner-african-cinema-conference@XC.Org>
>Originally dated: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 10:39:21 -0500
>i am presently a third year graduate student at UCLA doing two degrees; a
>Masters in African Area Studies, and an MFA in Film and Television (i'm a
>filmmaker who also is a devout African cinema enthusiast. i'm in the
>process of organizing the second annual Pan African film festival (PAN
>AFRIKAN VISIONS '97) at UCLA which will be held again this year in May
>(second week).
>i'm also going to FESPACO in February to look for new films. If you have
>any suggestions, please feel free to let me know.
>i hope that intro isn't too long! Take care!
> -n'dine

Dear n'dine,

Thank-you for your introduction.

I took several performing arts classes in high school...... had a bell!
Then I did the *right* thing (according to my Mother) and majored in
engineering in college. = 8< /

In 1988, I learned television/video production and I've been wishing I had
studied filmmaking instead. I don't regret anything, but now I live in
Hawaii where there are no film schools. And I am not ready to live on the
mainland US again.

I too am hungry for African cinema.
I was in Senegal this past February.
I wish I had known about Sembene then.
It's easy to meet famous Senegalese people.

If Youssou N'dour had been home at the time, I would have gone to his club
to meet him - my Sister's Senegalese husband knows him personally. = 8< )

Please let me know more about your film festival.
I might like to fly over for it.

I have been planning to go to the 1997 FESPACO since 1995 when I first
heard about it. I hope to see you there!

Have you been before?
Will I recognize you by the name n-dine?
Do you have any advice about going to FESPACO?
Do you know which films are going to be shown?

Please advise.

Prema = 8< D

?????? "evoke beauty, truth, light and love....peace!"
@ @ & "be careful what you wish for .... you might get it!"
~ -
<> Prema Qadir, B.S.C.E. = 8< D

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