“Youth for Action & Arts for Change” Fundraiser and Film Screening
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 – Teachers College
RECEPTION & SCREENING (Room: 179 Grace Dodge): 6:00–8:00 PM – Tickets Here
SCREENING ONLY (Room: The Chapel): 8:00 PM – Tickets Here
THE KAMPALA STORY – NY Premiere
A drama about family and responsibility. It is about a Karimojong girl’s maturing into a woman. Apio, a 14 year old Karamojong girl and her mother run their household on money wired through mobile money service from her father who works at a security firm in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. When her father all of a sudden stops communicating with the family at a time when Apio’s mother is pregnant and might need a costly medical operation, she travels to Kampala to find him so they can SMS money back home.Apio then is confronted to the dangers of a city unfriendly to courageous young girls. The film portraits a modern Africa where, a decade ago, 300.000 people in Uganda had access to a telephone, and today more than 3.000.000 people own a mobile phone.
Directed by Kasper Bisgaard, 2012, 62 min., Uganda, Drama, Karamojong/Luanda/English subt.
Shown with “Sweet Sweet Country”. Q&A after the screening.
SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY
Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp. Her struggle becomes so much more when her family literally shows up at her doorstep. Directed by Deganza Rogers, 2013, 19 min 12 sec, USA, Drama, English.