The Raconteur Presents: Screening of Academy Award-Winner "Music By Prudence"
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Raconteur Presents:
"Music By Prudence"
Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short
with Director Roger Ross Williams and Special Guest Prudence
Prudence lives in Zimbabwe, and for a long time almost no one knew about her hauntingly beautiful voice. No one knew the strong, resilient woman that owned it. They were unable to overlook her body: born with a debilitating condition called arthrogryphosis.
When Prudence was born, her paternal grandmother wanted her dead. In Zimbabwe, disabled children are sometimes believed to be the result of witchcraft. In extreme cases, families kill them-to remove the "curse" from their family.
Prudence's mother kept her and fed her. Cast out of her husband's (Prudence's father's) home, she brought the baby to her own mother's rural home. Four years later, she left.
Music by Prudence traces the path of this little girl, and her remarkable transcendence from a world of hatred and superstition into one of music, love and possibility.
Producer/Director Roger Ross Williams along with Prudence will be attending the screening.
Time: 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm
Location: The Refectory, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840
Join 2010 Oscar-winner Roger Ross Williams and Prudence Mabhena for complimentary wine, up close conversation, and an exclusive a capella concert AFTER the event. Cash menu and bar. Novitas Lounge, 25 Pearl Street, Metuchen, NJ. 10:00pm - 11:00pm. ($15)
For more information, please call 732-321-0711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will also be available for purchase in person at The Raconteur, 314 Main St., Metuchen, NJ.