Thursday, 1 December 2011

An American Opera Film Screening

Join Greenhouse, Nature Trust Malta and Moviment Graffiti featuring the first screening of 'An American Opera' in Malta.

'An American Opera' which is an operatic vision of the pets, vets, owners, adopters and community of greater New Orleans , LA as seen through the eyes of those who took action in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

There will be 3 film Screenings:
Monday 5th December 7pm -9pm at the University of Malta (LC217)
Friday 9th December 7pm-9pm
at the University of Malta (TBC)
Friday 16th December 7pm-9pm at the University of Malta (LT2)

Entrance is free but donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated.

This documentary is on the animal rescue operation following Hurricane Katrina. The film shows how tens of thousands of house pets were left to perish in neighborhoods all across the gulf when the owners were forced to evacuate without their pets. Tom McPhee the director of the film went to Gonzales, Louisiana not knowing how he would help, just knowing he needed to help somehow. He volunteered at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center and by chance found himself spending the next four days taking picture after picture of thousands of house pets rescued from flooded New Orleans. For the next 16 months Tom would document this historic event as it unfolded, trying to understand where it all went wrong. An American Opera is an unflinching, operatic vision of what happened to the people of New Orleans who were forced to evacuate without their beloved pets. Follow the story of the Pets, Vets, Owners, Officials, Rescuers and Adopters of animals as they all work through the chaos to do what is right only to discover not everyone is working toward the same goal!

1 comment:

  1. happy to visit
    from Turkey