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Shake the Devil Off

DIR: Peter Entell
2007 / Switzerland / 99 min

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It is six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Its inhabitants – mostly poor Afro-Americans – have lost their family, homes, and work. And now, at St. Augustine Church the axe has just fallen. The archdiocese has announced it will close the church parish and send old Father Ledoux away. Here at St. Augustine Church for the first time slaves and whites sat side by side, singing to God. Many people say this is where jazz was born. Why has this new catastrophe happened? Do the people who have lost so much, now risk losing their faith as well?

About

Director Peter Entell
Screenplay Peter Entell, Lydia Breen
Dir. of Photography Jón Björgvinsson
Editing
Music Treme Brass Band, Marsalis family, Esquizito, Mother Tongue, Michael White, Deacon John Moore, St. Augustine Church Choir
Sound Benedikt Fruttiger
Duration 99 min
Year 2007
Country Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags cities, nature, religion, social issues
Production Show and Tell Films
Show and Tell Films
Country:  Switzerland
E-mail:  
Phone:  +41 79 376 5557

Distribution
Festivals

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland ...

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Amsterdam Film Festival, Netherlands
Festival dei Popoli, Italy
Max Ophüls Film Festival, Germany
True False Film
Festival, USA
Festival de cinéma des 3 Amériques, Canada
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece
Docslisboa, Portugal
Munich Documentary Film Festival, Germany
Planet Doc Review, Poland
Nodo Docfest, Italy
Doxa Film Festival, Canada
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Tri Continental Film Festival, South Africa
Magnificent7 Film Festival, Serbia
Biografilm Festival, Italy
Caravan European-Arab Cinema, Egypt
Journées de Soleure, Switzerland
INPUT Conference, South Africa
JazzAscona Festival, Switzerland

Awards
  • Prize Best Documentary, Nashville ...
  • Prize Best Documentary, Nashville Film Festival
  • Editing Prize - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
  • Nomination, Swiss Film Prize, Best documentary, Switzerland 2008


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