Final Week of Bridges that Unite Exhibition - Special film and music events invite visitors to view the world through new eyes



    VANCOUVER, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - As the thought-provoking travelling
exhibition, Bridges that Unite enters its final week at the Roundhouse
Community Arts and Recreation Centre, an exciting program of events invites
Vancouver to see the world through new eyes.
    Behind the grim headlines about poverty in the developing world are rich
cultures anchored in tradition. This week, Bridges that Unite will showcase
the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKDN), an agency that believes the
preservation and revitalization of culture can be a catalyst for social and
economic development in some of the poorest parts of the world.

    
        - Screening of the film Let The Beauty We Love Be What We Do: a 35-
          minute journey from the deserts of West Africa to the foothills of
          the Himalayas to witness how culture can transform lives.
          Wednesday, June 18 at noon. Free Admission.
        - Musical performances with Afghan virtuoso Homayun Sakhi, on
          Wednesday, June 18, 7-8 pm, and Thursday, June 19 at noon, at the
          Roundhouse Performance Centre, in collaboration with the Aga Khan
          Music Initiative in Central Asia. Free Admission. Limited Seating.
          For tickets: events@bridgesthatunite.ca
    

    Bridges that Unite, which continues daily until June 22, invites visitors
to consider Canada's role in the world through the lens of a remarkable
25-year partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in some of
the world's most isolated and impoverished regions. Thought-provoking stories,
spanning several continents, are told through powerful images, evocative
soundscapes and interactive, multimedia components. Admission is free.
    The exhibition is a Roundhouse partnership and is presented daily from
11am to 7pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends. The Roundhouse Community Arts
and Recreation Centre is located in Yaletown at 181 Roundhouse Mews. For more
information visit www.bridgesthatunite.ca.
    Bridges that Unite will continue on a national tour following this
two-week stop in Vancouver. Online discussions and exhibit highlights at
www.bridgesthatunite.ca will allow visitors to carry on the conversation as
the exhibition travels across Canada.

    NOTES:
    Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a Canadian international development
organization, and an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, founded in
1980. Working primarily in Asia and Africa, AKFC works to address the root
causes of poverty.

    The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of non-denominational
development agencies founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, with wide-ranging
mandates covering social, economic and cultural development.




For further information:

For further information: or to request reserved media passes for the
Homayun Saki performances on June 18th and June 19th, please contact: Cori
Howard, Mobile: (778) 987-1345, corih@telus.net

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