Upcoming POV Community Screenings

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Through the years, POV has tackled some tough issues, programming films that explore some of the most horrific human rights violations of our time. In Community Engagement & Education, it’s our hope that through building community screening partnerships we can empower audiences with knowledge and new perspectives. This season is no exception.

With Enemies of the People, Biblioburro and Mugabe and the White African, we’re taken from the killing fields in Cambodia to the the rural villages of Colombia to the farm of one proud “white African” in Zimbabwe. We’re fortunate to be working with so many fantastic organizations who are creatively and energetically planning and facilitating screening events of these films across the country. By inviting their local communities to engage with these important issues, these groups are spreading awareness and inspiring change.

Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People

Monroe Township, NJ

Enemies of the People
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 1:00 PM
Come to a free, sneak preview screening of Enemies of the People, hosted by the Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza. To find out more, call 732-521-5000.

San Diego, CA

Enemies of the People
Monday, July 11, 2011, 6:30 PM
Come to a free, sneak preview screening of Enemies of the People, hosted by the San Diego Public Library, 820 E Street. To find out more, call 619-236-5817.

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

Brownsburg, IN

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library
Monday, July 11, 2011, 2:00 PM
Come to a sneak preview screening of Biblioburro: The Donkey Library, the story of a Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano who was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. This event will take place at the Brownsburg Public Library, 450 S. Jefferson St. To find out more, call 317-852-3167.

Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and
the White African

Portland, ME

Mugabe and the White African
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 5:30 PM
Come to a sneak preview screening of Mugabe and the White African, and follow the story of Michael Campbell and his family as they fight to defend their farm in Zimbabwe from de facto dictator Robert Mugabe’s “land reform” program. This event will take place at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. To find out more, call 207-871-1700.

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Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.