Monday, May 11, 2009

Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries

This weekend in New York, a unique film festival will screen documentaries about global issues. The event called Envision teams the Independent Filmmaker Project with the United Nation’s Department of Public Information. The focus of movies at this year's event are on the plight of women in the under developed world. All the movies will be screened at the Director's Guild Theater in New York City.

A couple of the movies that will be shown include: “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” about the grassroots peace movement of Liberian women, and “Rough Aunties,” a look at five South African women who use teddy bears to help children explain sexual abuse. Discussion about the films will follow.

Trailers for each of the films can be found at Envision's website.

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