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La Boheme Holds Film Nights

Local Restaurant Holds Special Screenings of Gil Rossellini's 'The Hole in the Wall' and John Darling's 'Below the Wind.'

(7/7/2003) Two special screenings of award-winning documentaries will be held at La Boheme - a restaurant located near Double Six in the Seminyak area of Bali in July.

The Hole in The Wall

On Wednesday, July 9th Italian Director Gil Rossellini's The Hole in the Wall will be shown.

This compelling film documents the bold experiment of an Indian computer scientist, Dr. Sugata Mitra, who literally knocked a hole in the wall of his modern office building situated next door to a New Delhi slum. Installing a computer in the hole he waited and watched to see what would happen when India's poorest of poor were suddenly face to face with modern computer technology. Gradually, local children began to manipulate the controls of the high-speed computer with many discovering on their own how to surf the Web.

Later, when one of the boys was asked to define the Internet he replied, "That with which you can do anything."

The documentary shows the effects of bringing computers to India's inter-city slums, to young women in a country where only one-third of all females are literate, and to remote fishing villages.

The film will be shown on Wednesday, July 9th after a sunset dinner of Seviche and Bouillabaisse prepared by Chef Mimi Coutelier with doors opening at 6 p.m..

Below the Wind

Australian film-maker John Darling's documentary Below the Wind visits the most remote eastern islands of Indonesia to record the struggle for existence by pearl and trochus shell harvesters living on the Country's eastern edge. The film shows the problems encountered by a traditional seafaring people suddenly made to deal with international laws defining fishing zones and territorial waters.

Darling's film will be shown on Wednesday, July 16th after a dinner of Seviche and Brochettes with doors opening at 6 p.m..

The Details

Cost for the film and dinner on each night is only Rp. 180,000 (approximately US$ 22) and includes a complimentary glass of wine. Those wishing to attend only the screening can do so by paying Rp. 50,000 (approximately US$ 6) which includes a complimentary cocktail.

Reservations can be made by calling Jane at 0818 357 876 or contacting the e-mail link below.

 

More information: mailto:jane@padifilms.com?subject=La_Boheme_Film_Nights