Freitag, 26. April 2013

Screening in Christchurch, New Zealand

We are proud to announce the first screening of "The Wounded Brick" outside Europe:

25.5.2013, Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The screening is hosted and introduced by Sarah Borree and supported by Goethe Institute New Zealand.

So, if you want to know more about Christchurch, read on.

But important to us is the fact, that in Christchurch we find a situation very similar to the situation in L`Aquila:
On Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which killed 185 people and injured several thousand. The earthquake epicentre was near Lyttelton, just 10 kilometres south-east of Christchurch’s central business district. The earthquake occurred more than five months after the 4 September 2010 earthquake, but is considered to be an aftershock of the earlier quake.  Nearly a third of the buildings in the central business district and thousands of houses are expected to be demolished, 70,000 people were believed to have left the city. (read on)
Christchurch’s central business district, a fenced "red zone", is inaccesible for the inhabitants, yet "red busses offer guided tours through this district...

We hope the screening of "The Wounded Brick" will contribute to the ongoing discussions in Christchurch about rebuilding the city.