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Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild – JR: Chronicles in Brooklyn Museum

Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild – JR: Chronicles in Brooklyn Museum

October 3, 2019. Excited to announce the screening of my short documentary film ‘Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild’ starting tonight (October 3, 2019) in the Brooklyn Museum in New York at the special exhibition JR: Chronicles – a major show that surveys the complete body of work of the artist JR for the first time in North America.

Best of INSIDE OUT – Justice For Afghan Refugees In Belgium
One of JR’s major projects is the global participatory art project INSIDE OUT, and the film ‘Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild’ documents one of the Inside Out projects ‘Justice For Afghan Refugees In Belgium’ – that was chosen as one of the favorite Inside Out Group Actions.

Film 2019 (Brooklyn) edition
The video published first online June 20, 2016 (see links below), when selected by Inside Out Project last month for screening at the JR: Chronicles exhibition , has been slightly reworked into this higher quality, 2019 edition (20190911) for display at the Boston museum exhibition .

Beguinage Project
In March 2014 Kristen Cattell (USA) and Michel van der Burg (Holland) traveled to Brussels to meet a group of Afghans living inside an old Catholic church – the church of Saint John the Baptist at the Béguinage (Beguinage Church). At the time, nearly one hundred Afghan refugees had set up camp within the walls of the seventeenth century compound. We made a reportage over several days and interviewed several people including Samir Hamdard – the spokesperson for these afghan refugees – who died recently following a house fire.
In between these interviews, Michel visited the artist Olivier Bonny in the nearby artist village Ateliers Mommen in Saint-Josse (Brussels) and filmed the InsideOut installation outside on the facade of the Mommen building – portraits of Afghans living in the Beguinage church.

Sans frontières ! Borderless ! Zonder Grenzen !
That InsideOut project was inaugurated a few days earlier at the Borderless ! festival in the Ateliers Mommen – a festival of 4 days of solidarity with Afghan asylum seekers , March 2014 in Salon Mommen, Saint-Josse, Brussels, Belgium.

Film Credits
Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild
Afghan refugees living in the Brussels Béguinage church with posters by Chiara Ravano for the Inside Out project “Justice for Afghan refugees in Belgium” (Olivier Bonny, Salon Mommen) in Brussels , Belgium – March 2014. Félix Snyers on the Béguinage church pipe organ.
A Beguinage Project report by Kristen Cattell & Michel van der Burg.
Film 20190911_20160620 Michel van der Burg | miracles.media

Links

Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild – 2019 Brooklyn edition (20190911)

JR: Chronicles – Brooklyn Museum – October 4, 2019–May 3, 2020 https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/jr_chronicles

Brooklyn Talks: JR and Baratunde Thurston – Thursday, October 3, 2019
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/brooklyn_talks_jr_thurston_october_2019

INSIDE OUT – Justice For Afghan Refugees In Belgium
https://www.insideoutproject.net/en/group-actions/belgium-brussels-2

Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild – 1st edition (20160620) https://michelvanderburg.com/2016/06/20/beguinage-refugees-into-the-wild/

JR Artist – https://www.jr-art.net

Up Close With JR at the Brooklyn Museum
https://wwd.com/eye/people/jr-brooklyn-museum-chronicles-artist-mural-exhibition-new-york-1203330302/

Collection of our reports on Afghan Refugees In Belgium – https://michelvanderburg.com/tag/afghan/

News

 

Updates

Oct 4, 2019 –  Added News section with JR’s opening tweet

Oct 6, 2019 – Added Beguinage Project section and updated credits section

Blackface


One of Al Jolson’s blackface acts performed by the dutch variety show artist Heintje Davids as shown in dutch movie theaters in 1930 in the ‘Polygoon’ cinema news.
The blackfaced Al Jolson starred in the very first feature length ‘talkie’ (sound film) The Jazz Singer in 1927 – with synchronized recorded music, singing and speech.
In France , right after the liberation, Robert Clary was known as L’Al Jolson français.
Footage thanks to the Open Images (openbeelden.nl). audiovisual archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. ① memo 20181205 ~ Blackface

Holocaust Centers Monitors Show Robert Clary Story


Holocaust Centers Monitors Show Robert Clary Story ~ Following the Nov 13th world premiere at the 33rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival of ‘From Buchenwald to Hollywood: The Robert Clary Story’ , filmmaker Richard Bloom has sent out all the requested film copies to be shown on computer monitors of the holocaust centers Yad Vashem, USHMM Steven Spielberg Division, Simon Wiesenthal Center , the USC Shoah Foundation and more …

Cinema Paradiso Premiere


From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story film premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Nov 13th 2018 in Cinema Paradiso , Hollywood , Florida , USA – a quick impression of filmmaker Richard Bloom’s intro and discussion. ① memo 20181130 ~ Cinema Paradiso Premiere

Peter Wein’s Broadcast Interview Filmmaker Richard Bloom


① memo 20181118 ~ Premiere Robert Clary Story ~ Interview (segment shown here) of filmmaker Richard Bloom on his documentary From Buchenwald To Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story by Peter Wein (Internet Radio’s WEI Network – http://www.WEInetwork.com ) and guest co-host Anne Butters – in a live broadcast from the FT. Lauderdale International Film Festival on Saturday Nov. 10th , at the Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale , Florida , USA.
Watch the entire archived interview at Peter Wein’s facebook here https://www.facebook.com/peter.wein.16/videos/10215054282042911/
Thank you Peter Wein for providing your audio file that I synced in post in this short film with a segment of your video stream.
More on The Robert Clary Story here https://michelvanderburg.com/2018/09/23/robert-clary-story-world-premiere-13-nov-2018-in-hollywood-fl/ ———————

Premiere Robert Clary Story ~ Hollywood, Florida

① memo 20181113 ~ Premiere Robert Clary Story ~ Hollywood, Florida
More here https://michelvanderburg.com/2018/09/23/robert-clary-story-world-premiere-13-nov-2018-in-hollywood-fl/

Robert Clary Story World Premiere 13 Nov 2018 in Hollywood , FL

FROM BUCHENWALD TO HOLLYWOOD, THE ROBERT CLARY STORY
A truly inspiring film about a Hollywood legend by Karen and Richard Bloom and Michel van der Burg .

World Premiere on November 13, 2018 at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) , in Cinema Paradiso , Hollywood, Florida , USA .

Trailer

The producers of Transport XX to Auschwitz and Defending Holocaust History are proudly bringing to the screen, the inspirational film, From Buchenwald to Hollywood, The Robert Clary Story, about a Hollywood legend, an internationally known actor, Broadway star, singer, artist, author and Holocaust lecturer.

Mr. Clary is widely known for his role as Corporal Lebeau on the long running TV series Hogan’s Heroes. What is little known by the public is that Robert’s real last name is Widerman, and in 1942 at the age of 16, he and thirteen members of his family were rounded up in Paris, France and deported by the Nazis to concentration camps. He was the only one to survive, having endured 31 months in four Nazi camps and a death march until his liberation from Buchenwald by the U.S. Army on April 11, 1945. He was discovered singing in a Paris nightclub in 1947, signed to a recording contract and brought to the United States in 1949 where he met Merv Griffin, who introduced him to Eddie and Ida Cantor and their daughter, Natalie, who he would later marry.

The Robert Clary Story – World Premiere – Cinema Paradiso Hollywood , Tuesday , Nov 13, 2018

More at the today updated site of Richard Bloom Productions – http://richardbloomproductions.com – and the FLIFF site at http://www.fliff.com

① memo 20180923 ~ Robert Clary Story World Premiere 13 Nov 2018 in Hollywood , FL