Attend a Local Screening of Independent Lens: A Village Called Versailles

April 26, 2010

village_calledTHIRTEEN is proud to support ITVS’s national Community Cinema screenings of the acclaimed documentary A Village Called Versailles, coming to over 50 cities across the U.S. in May 2010.

The film takes you to Versailles, New Orleans––home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. For over 30 years, its residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. Then came Hurricane Katrina, the immense garbage piles and the shocking discovery of a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood. Watch as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance to build a better future.

Browse the schedule below to find a screening in your neighborhood.  Or, you can watch a preview of the film at Independent Lens online.

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Von King Recreation Center
670 Lafayette Ave.

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Von King Recreation Center
670 Lafayette Ave.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:30 PM
East 54th Street Recreation Center
348 East 54th St.

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Vic Hanson Recreation Center
133-39 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM
DKW Recreation Center
106-16 173rd St.

Image courtesy of Mary Queen of Vietnam Church/ITVS.