Aug 19, 2013 1:15 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Les Vues Cultural Film Series

LAFAYETTE, LA - The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville for their free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues held the last Monday of the month (except for holidays) at 6:30 p.m. in their Performance Center.

The free film series is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture. Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as ours.

August's screening will be held on Monday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. and will be curated by Emile Ancelet who will be screening Trashed by Candida Bradey featuring Jeremy Irons. More details about the film below. Following the screening will be a discussion about Lafayette's ongoing problem with trash as well as discussion about the Bayou Vermilion District's efforts on the Vermilion.

Admission to the film series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go towards screening and curating costs. Refreshments will be made available for this all ages free film series. To find out more about upcoming films, view trailers or for more details visit or call (337) 233-4077.


In the new docu-feature TRASHED, a Blenheim Films production, produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady (Madam and the Dying Swan), Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. Brady's narrative is vividly propelled by an original score created by Academy Award winning composer Vangelis.

Jeremy Irons stands on a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon. Above him towers a mountain of rubbish-a pullulating eyesore of medical waste, household trash, toxic fluids and dead animals-the result of thirty years of consumption by just one small city out of how many in the world? As the day's new consignments are tipped on top, debris tumbles off the side and into the blue of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by a vast reach of plastic bottles, a forlorn Jeremy Irons stares at the horizon. "Appalling," he mutters.

"We hope the film will demonstrate that by changing the way we live our lives, we can contribute to our own survival and well-being and ultimately that of the planet." - Jeremy Irons


Emile Ancelet is an active outdoor enthusiast with experience in wilderness and eco-tourism, previously working as a UL student aide in the Center for Cultural & Eco Tourism. Ancelet has also worked as a bio-fuel intern in the department of Renewable Resources through the Institute for Coastal Ecology and Engineering (ICEE). Currently he is working for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.



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