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By Gabriel Escalera

‘Chevalier’ Part of History That Not Everyone Knows

April 18th, 2023

Andrea Joy Pearson came to Omaha from Atlanta, and Jade Rogers grew up in Omaha, she remembers stories from her grandparents who used to babysit her. With their work, Pearson and Rogers have aimed to educate and spark conversations in different fields of black history by changing and creating awareness of certain events in the past, where they say that stories have not been told as they should. Pearson says that oftentimes, people want something, but for that to be the case, they must show it through action.

Pearson and Rogers are working together to continue their mission, and they are taking advantage of the premiere in Omaha of the movie “Chevalier” to bring people together and generate interest.

Chevalier is a 2022 American Biographical drama film directed by Stephen Williams and written by Stefani Robinson. It is based on the life of the titular French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne.

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As a child, Rogers played the violin. She used to think that there were no famous black violinists or artists in history, and it sort of cut her desire to continue playing the instrument.

Pearson believes that the movie premier and discussion panel about the movie could help to make Omaha even more inclusive.

This Friday at the Dundee Film Streams Theater, at 6 pm, Chevalier premiers, and the panel discussion on the 18th-century composer, violin virtuoso, and swordsman is right before the movie.

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