ACADEMY AWARDS 2010 CONTENDER: PUNCTURED HOPE A Story about Trokosi and Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa

ACADEMY AWARDS 2010 CONTENDER: PUNCTURED HOPE A Story about Trokosi and Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa

Views: 29

Comment

You need to be a member of CODA~GROOVES~ENT to add comments!

Join CODA~GROOVES~ENT

Comment by Elisabetta Errani Emaldi on November 16, 2009 at 12:45pm
ACADEMY AWARDS 2010 CONTENDER:
PUNCTURED HOPE
A Story about Trokosi and Young Girls' Slavery in Today's West Africa

(Feature Film, Canada, US$5.8M, 35 mm, Color, English, Not Rated, Drama, 91 min.)

PUNCTURED HOPE is screening in Los Angeles at the Encino Laemmle Theater - Town Center 5 between November 13 to 19, 2009.

Synopsis:

The story takes place in today's Ghana. According to Trokosi custom, if someone commits a crime, traditional leaders order that a young girl from that family be sent to the shrine as a form of atonement. The chief priest and his entourage genitally mutilate and sexually abuse the girl. Against all odds, the protagonist of the story escapes the shrine. PUNCTURED HOPE follows her life from the age of innocence to premature adulthood, against a backdrop of real and very animated African village life.

Director Bruno Pischiutta - Born in Udine, Italy in 1947, Bruno Pischiutta began his film career in the late 60's as an actor in films by Francesco Rosi, Nanni Loy and Billy Wilder. In 1975 he founded the Centro Iniziative di Azione Culturale in Rome. He made his directorial debut in 1975 with COMPAGNE NUDE, and he moved to Canada in 1983. His other films include ULTIMO INCONTRO A VENEZIA (1977), ISOLA MECCANICA (1978), THE COMOEDIA (1981), LIFE'S CHARADE (1987) and MAYBE (2003).

Film Director Bruno Pischiutta´s CAUSE is worth fighting for

Toronto, Canada (TransWorldNews) -- On the occasion of his film, PUNCTURED HOPE, being announced as Toronto Pictures´ contender for the 2010 Academy Awards, Director Bruno Pischiutta has addressed the members of his private social network in a letter that breaks down the concept of his company´s CAUSE.

"Through PUNCTURED HOPE we want to help to free the slaves of the Trokosi tradition and to eliminate the barbaric practice of genital mutilation from the world.

We have other goals too.

We want that the rights of women and children are respected. We want to fight intellectual pollution, stupidity, racism and discrimination. We want to show that nonviolent film can be commercially viable and it can help to make a better world. We want to win the fight against ignorance and bigotry. We want to use film as an artistic weapon to improve the lifestyle and mentality of the viewers, to make their life better and to make them think in a positive way about major social problems that anguish our world today.

Our business identifies with our art; our art identifies with our life. We have decided, long time ago, to live a life with a CAUSE that motivates us, our art and our work. Our CAUSE is driven by high ideals and it is more important than anyone of us.

It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first. We are working for our CAUSE through the medium of film because we are filmmakers. Film is our way to express ourselves and we are aware that our films will live after us: they will become our legacy.

PUNCTURED HOPE is a very important film and it is a product that we are proud of. In the other way, it is only one component that is part of a very complex and sophisticated agenda, it represents one moment in time when the participation of everyone who is inspired by our CAUSE is welcome".

Sign-Up to Join the Official Website: http://www.torontopictures.com
Follow Toronto Pictures (@TorPix) on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TorPix

Artist Management,PR,Promotion,Booking,Marketing... Check our Services and Prices Page http://codagroovesent.ning.com/page/services-1

Show sum LUV





Blog Posts

Made Men Minnesota Scam #Groupon #Scam #MadeMen #Landscaping

Posted by Jacque Schauls on May 25, 2019 at 5:57am 0 Comments

#Groupon #MadeMen #Landscape #SCAM #Landscaping Bought the Groupon, #John won't return calls to schedule the work. Paid for $150 #DoNotBuyGrouponServices John's number is 510-394-876 612-707-4083 #BEWARE #Thief #GrouponScam

Hair By JACQUE

Posted by Jacque Schauls on April 29, 2016 at 7:13am 0 Comments

#HairByJACQUE
NOW in Inver Grove Heights!
CREDIT CARD…
Continue

Effective Hashtags Social Marketing

Posted by Jacque Schauls on March 19, 2018 at 11:36am 0 Comments

#Effective #Hashtags

if you exceed two hashtags in a tweet your chances of engagement drop by 17%.

Only 22% of engagement with a brand’s tweets are replies.

78% are retweets

92% are link clicks.

So if you include an appropriate hashtag or two in your tweets as a brand, you are massively increasing the chances of exposure and click-throughs on the site. Going from 10 to 20 – in retweets or link clicks…

Continue

Model Contest #Model #Contest #ModelSearch

Posted by Jacque Schauls on February 27, 2019 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Model Contest!

We are looking for three models to be featured on https://dogtorbarker.com #DogtorBarker #Model #Contest

Must be over age 18. Go to the site, sign up for the #Newsletter

Submit your photos (3) & measurements. #Win #Clothing !…

Continue

Dogtor Barker Apparel

Posted by Jacque Schauls on February 14, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

You are unique. 

You are complex.

You are funny.

You are sexy.…

Continue

Latest Activity

sean king posted a blog post

Big Boy Music Group”s O’Shea is the next R&B King?

So many new comers come out each year but it’s always that one special voice and sound out of  bunchof thousands. O’Shea is special  with a soulful gritty pop vibe he is ready for the spotlight and after takinga brief listen to Savage and You O’Shea has everything that a new artist can have and more and he is notjust a singer but a writer and producer this kid is a triple threat something that only comes once every 10 years.…See More
1 hour ago
Mistah Wilson posted a blog post
9 hours ago
Mistah Wilson updated their profile
9 hours ago
boss posted blog posts
18 hours ago
Struc Supreme posted a video

Flip Squad Fatal - Race

Music video by Flip Squad Fatal performing Race. (C) 2019 My Only Brothers Ent LLC. http://vevo.ly/7NBrOK
22 hours ago
Struc Supreme posted a blog post

New Artist Alert: EJ Rosario (@noel_roze) is on the rise

New Artist AlertBe on the lookout forEJ ROSARIONoel Roze, first born to a teenage mother who grew up in an abusive crack house in the West Side of Buffalo. My parents split when I was three. Im just another kid from a broken home. I've tasted abuse, homelessness, instability, disfunction, and love. I grew up fast, exposed to the dark side of humans. Life has taught me that family don't always mean you're…See More
yesterday
boss posted a blog post

UK Boombaps Hard-Hitting Hip Hop Dantian Collective Presents Debut Album "Initium"

London’s UK Boombap Hiphop crew DANTIAN COLLECTIVE with MCs @iammiste @iamkgchi present @dantian_official debut album INITIUM feat. @ruste_muthafuckin_juxx@planetasiamedallions@rimdavillin@locbarz@parkypix@joker_starr_supah@anywaythagodprod.@architect@kyo_itachi_producing@webfae@suboneofficialProduced by PLUG ONE PRODUCTIONS.In association with @rapxchangeofficial label!Download: https://song.link/album/i/1466518415CHECK OUT…See More
yesterday
Entirely PR posted a blog post

Joe The Bluesman - Seasons

A west coast export making his way south, Joe The Bluesman is ready for success, and he wants you to know it. The So Cal native is creating a strong buzz with the recent release of his E.P Seasons. Skoli of Skope Magazine described him as "a rocker who is a bit older and tamer, a wild man of So Cal traversing the country in his RV with his…See More
yesterday
boss posted blog posts
Saturday
Mistah Wilson liked Mistah Wilson's blog post thawilsonblock magazine issue105
Saturday
Mistah Wilson posted a blog post
Saturday
Boss Hog liked Boss Hog's blog post Whats Hot In Entertainment
Friday
Boss Hog posted a blog post

Whats Hot In Entertainment

The Wrap-Up Magazine newly listing page Fans Favorite has been having music lovers buzzing over articles that are being created. To make sure you didn't miss out on…See More
Friday
Entirely PR posted blog posts
Friday
Struc Supreme posted a blog post

Calicat Music Ent. (@calicatmusicent) presents Maine Godo "Demons" available on major streaming sites

Calicat Music Ent. presentsArtist Name: MAINE GODOSong Title: DemonsAvailable on ALL major streaming sitesListen on Spotify:Follow on all socials @Maine_GoDoFor Bookings, Features, and Interviews…See More
Jun 13
PlatinumVoice PR posted a blog post

[NEW MUSIC] NUDI BLOCKCHAIN - "SLAPTASTIK" | @barsforbeats

East Coast Rapper, Nudi Blockchain makes his presence known in Hip-Hop and more  Nudi Blockchain is a rapper who resides on the east coast, The New Jersey and New York City area to be exact. His ties to the streets kept him in and out of the studio part-time. Nudi was born in New Orleans, raised in Bremerton, and beat the odds in Seattle, Washington. Although life for Nudi Blockchain was rough growing up, he stuck to the…See More
Jun 12
Struc Supreme posted a blog post

DayliGrind Enterprises presents Smoke Jonesz "Already Ready [Re-Lit]"

DayliGrind Enterprises presentsArtist Name: Smoke JoneszAlbum Name: Already Ready [Re-Lit]Smoke Jonesz is an indie artist from Mississippi, working to carve a name for himself in a crowded industry. As Owner and Operator of DayliGrind Enterprises which is an Entertainment Company he runs with his maternal (blood) sister Khay Dee who is also his producer…See More
Jun 10
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) liked Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes)'s discussion Brittany Glodean - Be Patient
Jun 10
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) posted a discussion

Brittany Glodean - Be Patient

Hot new artist Brittany Glodean prepares to launch debut album ‘She Ready,’ drops first single ‘Be Patient’LOS ANGELES, CA – Brittany Glodean is a triple-talent…See More
Jun 10
Entirely PR posted a blog post

Interview With The Amazing Artist Law Artis

1. Where are we talking from today?A. I currently live in Jamaica Queens.2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019?A. I will like to connect with a team and label that gets my sound and art. Begin my album,release it by November and Start touring by the beginning of 2020. You got to bespecific and set your goals and intentions. That’s my philosophy in…See More
Jun 10

Forum

Brittany Glodean - Be Patient

Started by Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) in Music and Entertainment News Jun 10. 0 Replies

Lawoyne - Breath of Fresh Air

Started by Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) in Music and Entertainment News May 16. 0 Replies

Izo.dae - Holy Grail

Started by Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) in Music and Entertainment News Apr 22. 0 Replies

Mayoun - I Don't Know Her Name

Started by Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) in Music and Entertainment News Apr 22. 0 Replies

Heuse - Wasteland

Started by Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) in Music and Entertainment News Apr 20. 0 Replies

© 2019   Created by Jacque Schauls.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Web Statistics