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Festival: April 2013 Archives

Jeppe on a Friday comes to Vues d'Afrique

Jeppe  Ravi the shopowner.jpgIn the documentary Jeppe on a Friday, the lives of five people in a Johannesburg neighborhood were filmed for just one day.  The film exposes different levels of society in Jeppe -- everyone from a man who scavenges through garbage to an ambitious land developper.

Jeppe on a Friday is on screen this week at the Vues D'Afrique festival in Montreal.

Jeppe directors.jpgShannon Walsh and Arya Lalloo sent out eight filmmakers to film the different storylines. Shannon previously directed St-Henri, the 26th of August, which filmed the Montreal neighbourhood over the course of one day. Arya Lalloo is an independent filmmaker based in Johannesburg.

(Photo of Lalloo and Walsh courtesy of Vues d'Afrique)

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Fête du croissant

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We're celebrating that flaky, delicate and decadent pastry today. It's the Fête du Croissant

From Granby to Laval, selected bakeries are featuring their croissants at a reduced price, some offered at 2 for the price of one.

Pastry chef Franck Dury-Pavet at Fous Desserts pastry shop and café created the Fête du croissant. Their croissant was named the best in Montreal by LaPresse in 2011. Sonali Karnick met with pastry chef Arianne Forêt-Langlois at Fous Desserts about just what makes that crescent-shaped puff pastry so delicious and popular.
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Douglas Gibson: "Stories by Storytellers"

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Publisher and author Douglas Gibson is at the ImagiNation literary festival this week.  He spent decades helping other people, including three former Prime Ministers, write their own books and is first book, Stories by Storytellers, looks at that experience.

He's now touring with one-man stage show based on the book and he's at the Morrin Centre in Quebec City today.
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