> From: Prema Qadir <email@example.com>
> Subject: "Le Damier: The Draughtmen's Clash"
> Art, thank-you for the information on the upcoming Fifth Annual
> Contemporary African Diaspora Film Festival. I wish I could attend!
> "Le Damier" was one of my FAVORITE films at the 1997 FESPACO film
> festival in Burkina Faso. I shared a Burkinabe taxi with the
> producer, Stephan
> Oriach, and offered to make a web page on the Internet for the film:
> After I created the web page, I sent a letter to Stephan Oriach (in
> to let him know about the web page, but I've never heard from him. I
> know if he ever received my letter.
> When I tried to contact the director, Balufu Bakupa-Banyinda, I was
> informed that he possibly had returned to Congo (formerly Zaire),
> subsequent to former President Mobutu's fall from power.
> If anyone has connections to the film "Le Damier", then please let me
> privately. I would like to make contact with Oriach and Banyinda to
> them know that I kept my promise and I'd like to invite them to the
> African Film Festival someday.
> Thank-you for your help.
> love, prema
> Prema Qadir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >At 06:26 AM 11/10/97 -0800, ArtMattan@aol.com wrote:
> >Originally from: <ArtMattan@aol.com>
> >Originally dated: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 06:26:06 -0800 (PST)
> >FIFTH ANNUAL COMTEMPORARY AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL - NOVEMBER
> 28 TO
> >DECEMBER 14 in NEW YORK
> >FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS BELOW. FOR COMPLETE FILM LISTING AND SCHEDULE
> >OUR WEB SITE ON http://184.108.40.206/
> >U.S PREMIERES
> >LE DAMIER/THE DRAUGHTMEN'S CLASH
> >Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) & Gabon; 1996; 40 min,;
> >French w/ English subtitles; Bakupa Kanyinda Balufu, dir. - A parody
> >African dictators, this film tells the story of the president of a
> >African nation who spends a sleepless night playing draughts with a
> >who is claimed to be the "all-around champion". (Monday, Dec 1 at
> >and Wednesday, Dec 3 at 7:30pm)