Photo exhibition - Recognizing Our Cultural Heritage: An American and Flemish Dialogue and screening of documentary films by Alan Govenar

© 2006, Alan Govenar (tous droits réservés)
Cultural Heritage: an American and Flemish Dialogue- Henry Gray, African American Blues Musician, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The act of recognition is a fundamental cultural process that allows communities, groups or individuals to embrace expressions, practices and representations as integral parts of their intangible cultural heritage. The exhibition and the documentary films screened on 8 and 9 April explore the various facets of that act of recognition.
The exhibition features 46 human-scale portraits, six series of photographs illustrating practices or customs related to intangible heritage, and six documentary films directed by Alan Govenar.

Programme of the six documentary films:
- 8 April 2010, UNESCO Cinema Room
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Texas Style Fiddling and the Barrelhouse Blues of Dallas Pianist Alex Moore,
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and Performance by Mr Michael Doucet and screening of a documentary film on a Cajun boucherie in Louisiana.

- 9 April 2010: UNESCO Cinema Room
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Palestinian Musician Simon Shaheen in New York and sacred steel guitarist Little Willie Eason in Florida,
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company in New York City.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 08.04.2010 07:00 local time
End 23.04.2010 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Yoshida, Reiko
Organizer Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Contact Reiko Yoshida,,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Salle Pas Perdus
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Intangible cultural heritage
Link 1 Patrimoine culturel immatériel
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