Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tecnology in Africa

Yes, nowadays even mud houses in Africa have the internet and television! This photo was taken recently in Lushoto District, Tanzania. Photo by John Kusaga.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Meet Dakota the Actor (He's a Horse)

Dakota takes a break from filiming the Surrogates

Dakota, a 16- plus hand black Percheron, stands in an arena at Achorn Acres farm on the Westborough/ Upton town line with owner and Westborough native Craig McCoskery. The horse made his acting debut during the filming of the Bruce Willis movie, "The Surrogates." The film has been shooting scenes in various towns in the region and PHOTO/KATE DALY is due out in 2009.

You can read more about Dakota here:


I was an extra in the scene with Dakota. He passed me pulling the vegetable cart many times as we were walking down the street 'looking happy'. I walked past Bruce Willis many times! He's really thin.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bongoland II in Chicago

BONGOLAND II compared to Ousmane Sembene's films


Josiah Kibira, Tanzania, 100 min. With Peter Omari, Thecla Mjatta

Friday, August 15, 6:15 PM AND Wednesday, August 20, 6:15 PM

In his first film BONGOLAND (2003), Josiah Kibira related the misadventures of Juma, a Tanzanian immigrant in Minnesota. In this self-sufficient sequel, Juma returns to Tanzania (aka Bongoland) to manage a company. His American-style ideas about efficiency and motivation meet with a less than enthusiastic response, and, when Mom’s visit produces some jaw-dropping revelations, he discovers that his relationship to his homeland has become even more tenuous. The film’s sharp, angry satire recalls such Ousmane Sembene classics as XALA and GUELWAAR. In Swahili with English subtitles. DV-CAM video. (MR)Who is Ousmane Sembene


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Paris Jazz Night

Encore Performance!

Special Event: Paris Jazz Night Saturday, August 16, 2008

Two Performances in One Room Only

Chez Ducrot presents an evening of elegant dining and a special encore guest performance by one of Boston's finest talents: Ron Murphy and Friends. Enjoy four-course, leisurely dining to the acoustic sounds of jazz standards and classics, sung by baritone Ron Murphy, accompanied by Bassist Dave Zox and Pianist Jonathan Singleton. Let the music come to you & enjoy Ron's rich, honey-toned voice in either of two personalized one -and -a -half hour performances in the intimate atmosphere of our bistro room, overlooking the garden. Savor an evening of elegant dining and music in the ambiance of an upscale Parisian bistro.

Location: The Home of Philippe & Linda Ducrot, 40 Russell St. Plymouth, MA

Two seatings: 5:30PM - 8:00PM, 8:30PM - 11:00PM both seating in the Garden Room
Limited seating available

Reserve Now $65 per person

Call for reservations and information

All dates and times are subject to change.

Chez Ducrot Reservations & Information: 508-747-4148Email: info@chezducrot.comWeb Site: www.chezducrot.com

All dates are subject to change.