May's Community Cinema film is The Revolutionary Optimists. In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young children to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activites like mapping their communities, these young girls and boys have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums.
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series presents fascinating documentaries from the Emmy-Award winning PBS series Independent Lens followed by lively discussions that connect films to local organizations and resources. Films are shown from September to June every second Saturday of the month at 11am.