Naar aanleiding van de internationale vrouwendag op 8 maart organiseren Crosstalks en de VUB een bijzondere preview in Cinema RITCS. Hieronder de Engelse uitnodiging.
Preview screening: Awra Amba. Rethink a Beautiful World.
In 1972, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, a young farmer called Zumra Nuru decided that he wanted to live in a world where women and men were equal and where traditions and religion did not dictate every aspect of life. Despite not being able to read or write, Zumra followed his dream and set out to create a new society, called Awra Amba. The community endured many difficulties over several decades, including armed attacks and years of hardship and near starvation.
Today, Awra Amba is a thriving, gender-equal democracy and hugely successful social enterprise. Business is booming, which has allowed the community to invest in social services, like education and healthcare, which they have shared with thousands of people in the region. This, in turn, has helped to improve their relationship with many of their former enemies – most of whom now see Awra Amba as a positive example of change and development.
Tuesday 8th of March, 2016 - 19.00h.
18.00-19.00h. - Ticketing
19.00-20.30h. - Special preview screening of Awra Amba, Rethink a Beautiful World, an interactive non-linear documentary, in presence of the filmmakers Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit, who will be VJ'ing the documentary.
20.30-21.30h. - Aftertalk with Paulina Tervo, Serdar Ferit and Els Leye (RHEA)
21.00-22.30h. - Drinks & networking in the Rits Café
Tickets cost 2 euros (students, EhB-staff and CJP-members) or 5 euros (others). Tickets are for sale at the entrance of CINEMA RITS, each film night between 18.00h. and 19.00h.
As seats are limited, registration is required.
Click here to register.
CINEMA RITCS: Rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, Brussel. (Entrance through the RITS Café)
With the support of VUB-R&D