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.
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
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
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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