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Call For Entries – Film Fest and Photo Exhibit of Children’s Rights

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: To all film & Video Artists and area photographers.

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
& Amnesty International Southeastern LA University

the Inaugural


Presented @ Zeitgeist in New Orleans
November 14 through 19, 2008

Presented @ SLU in Hammond
November 20 through 25, 2008

Presented in Shreveport, LA
November 28 through December 4, 2008

Other cities to be announced.

Zeitgeist Mutlti-disciplinary Arts Center Founder/Director Rene Broussard will be curating a traveling Festival of films which explore any and all issues pertaining to Children’s rights including but limited to child abuse, neglect, foster care, juvenile justice, child labor, corporal punishment, adoption, child prostitution, trafficking, slavery, age of consent, molestation, education, health care, refugees, autism, disabilities, race, gender, gay youth, immigration, etc.

Films and videos in all genres and length are eligible. Children must be the subject, but not necessarily the inte nded audience. In other words films may be appropriate for either children or adult audiences in language and content. Narrative, documentary, experimental or animation.

There is no entry fee. Artists whose works are selected will be paid a modest rental fee for all touring engagements. Formats: DVCAM, mini-DV, DVD (all regions) or vhs (ntsc or pal).


Must be post marked or hand delivered by September 15, 2008

Rene Broussard
Zeitgeist inc.
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 352-1150 cell

In conjunction with the International Rights of the Child Film Festival
Zeitgeist is also seeking submissions for a group photography exhibition that will on display in our gallery from November 14 through December 31, 2008.
The exhibition will be presented in conjunction with the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s PhotoNOLA, a citywide celebration of photography now in it’s third year.

There is no entry fee. Photographs may be submitted via internet to or contact sheets, slides or prints to the address=2 0listed above. Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2008.


The group photo exhibition, curated by Rene Broussard, takes it’s title from a song from the 1953 children’s musical/comedy 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T with lyrics by Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). It later became an anthem for Children’s rights when recorded by Tony Bennett on the Sesame Street inspired album “Playtime”.

“Now just because we’re kids,
because we’re sorta small,
because we’re closer to the ground,
and you are bigger pound by pound,
you have no right, you have no right
to push and shove us little kids around….

Now just because your throat has got a deeper voice and lots of wind to blow it out,
at little kids who don’t dare shout,
you have no right, you have no right
to boss and beat us little kids about.

Just because you’ve whiskers on your face to shave,
you treat us like a slave,
so what…it’s only hair!

Just because you wear a wallet near your heart,
you think you’re twice as smart,
you know that isn’t fair.

But we’ll grow up some day, and when we do I pray,
We won’t just grow in size and sound
And just be bigger pound by pound
I’d hate to grow like some I know
Who push and shove us little kids around.”