Land of Opportunity

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Welcome to the News section! Here you can find out about all sorts of news related to Land of Opportunity, the people and issues presented in the film, and upcoming events.


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  • October 10, 2012

    Tonight: MIT's Urban Planning Film Series Screens Land of Opportunity

    We’re excited to announce that our film is being screened tonight at MIT’s Urban Planning Film Series.

    The Urban Planning Film Series is a mostly-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues.

    The film is showing at 6 p.m. tonight in MIT Room 7-429. If you’re in the Boston area, check it out! Free Admission.

    Tags: land of opportunitynew orleansMIT Urban Planningfilm screeningBostonDUSP10/10/12Wednesday

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    August 28, 2012

    Land of Opportunity and Cowbird Co-Launch 'New Orleans' Saga

    It’s been said that New Orleans will punch you in the face and then hand you a rose. And whether you’ve called it home, hammered nails in the Lower 9th Ward, or simply strolled down Frenchmen Street, you’ll probably agree it’s a city that leaves a lasting impression on your heart, soul, and liver. This month, on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Cowbird, an amazing digital storytelling platform that collects stories created by people all over the world told in images, text, and sound.

    After experiencing this simple and impactful tool for sharing memories and moments, we decided to team up with them to create Cowbird’s first place-based Saga, New Orleans, and as of yesterday’s launch serves as an official call for open and ongoing NOLA-driven story contributions. If you’d like to participate, let us know and we’ll help you submit a story of your own.

    We’re excited to watch this saga unfold into a beautiful mosaic of stories as powerful and diverse as the city that inspired them.

    Back to The News

    Tags: New OrleansCowbirdLand of OpportunitySuckerpunch and RosesHurricane KatrinaKatrina Anniversary

  • November 19, 2010

    Land of Opp Excerpts Shown at Anthropology Conference Event in New Orleans

    Land of Opportunity is proud to participate in AMBLE_NOLA inno-vent held in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association Conference being held in New Orleans

    The program is very creative, and we are proud to represent New Orleans to such a great and interesting group of people!

    Friday, 11.19.10 @ 5PM (Screenings begin at 6pm)

    Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Space
    1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.New Orleans, LA 70113

    Tags: ConferencesEducationAnthropologyNew Orleans

  • October 19, 2010

    Lisa Derrick from FDL on Land of Opportunity

    Read Lisa Derrick’s great introduction to Land of Opportunity here.

    Scroll down to see a transcript of the conversation that Luisa had with the participants!

    Tags: ReviewspresscommentaryUrban AmericaNew Orleans

  • October 10, 2010

    THREE Sneak Preview Screenings at the New Orleans Film Festival

    We are honored to participate in the 21st New Orleans Film Festival!

    Our Sneak Preview Screening Times & Locations are:
    Sat., Oct. 16, 2:00 p.m. at Chalmette Movies
    Sat., Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. The Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization – FREE SCREENING
    Sun., Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. The Theatres at Canal Place


    Chalmette Movies
    8700 West Judge Perez Dr.Suite D, Chalmette, LA (504) 304-9992

    The Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization
    1362 St. Anthony St., New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 401-1836

    The Theatres at Canal Place
    333 Canal St. Third Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 581-5400

    Tickets available at
    General Admission: $9
    New Orleans Film Society Members: $7

    This year marks the 21st anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival. Since its inception in 1989, it has grown into a prominent and crucial component of the New Orleans cultural landscape. The New Orleans Film Society, a non-profit 501©(3) cultural organization, presents the Festival each year.

    The Society is New Orleans’ preeminent vehicle for the exhibition of independent local, national, and international films. The week-long New Orleans Film Festival includes a competitive division, with entries in six categories, audience awards, plus an award presented to a Louisiana filmmaker. In addition, there is a series of panels and workshops, as well as screenings of curated national and international films.

    Tags: Film FestivalsNew OrleansScreenings

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    August 09, 2010

    Happening Here: Land of Opportunity Sneak Peek!

    Save the Date!!

    Happening Here: An Evening of Film, Theater, Poetry, and Food

    Featuring Poet Sunni Patterson, The New Orleans Day Labor Theater of Revolution,

    and a SNEAK PEEK of the documentary film Land of Opportunity!


    Doors at 5, Program at 6!

    This event is organized in partnership with JoLu Productions, New Orleans Video Access Center, PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, and Survivors Village.

    Land of Opportunity is a multi-platform documentary project that follows people from different walks of life through the last four and a half years of the reconstruction of this city. During this time, footage and short pieces have been used as tools for organizing and education and even featured in art exhibits in New Orleans and across the country. After years of filming, we and our partners want to share this work with our friends and family: the entire New Orleans community! Please join us as we present this evening of performances and film designed to inspire, educate, and galvanize.

    Tags: HappeningsNew Orleans