Women's History Month Film Series: "Tapestries of Hope"
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, March 24, 2014
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Little Theater, Theater 5
Free screening of "Tapestries of Hope" followed by a panel talkback.
Free screening of "Tapestries of Hope" followed by a talkback with Moderator and Panelist, Catherine Cerulli, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, University of Rochester, and Panelist Barbara LeSavoy, Director, Women and Gender Studies, The College at Brockport.
About The Film:
Director Michealene Cristini Risley travelled to Zimbabwe to explore the rape and AIDS crisis in the country. She had previously befriended Betty Makoni, a born and raised Zimbabwean, and got to know about Makoni’s organization, The Girl Child Network, which aims to re-empower abused kids and provides a network of protection for these girls. The stories were told by the girls of Zimbabwe and Makoni was the main cast for this film. Throughout the film, Makoni helps these girls to become re-empowered and find their voice. Part of healing process for girls is about speaking out about the crimes committed agains them. During filming Risley and her assistant were arrested and incarcerated . The film was also seized by the Zimbabwean Intelligence Office (C.I.O). However, the team managed to retrieve the footage before being deported from Zimbabwe.
For Further Information About "Tapestries of Hope": http://tapestriesofhope.com/