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International Women’s Month 2013
Sasa! A Film About Women & Violence
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 - Room A/B, 2nd Floor - 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join award-winning documentary filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes, for this screening and discussion focusing on women, violence, and HIV/AIDS. Chanda Chevannes, the film's co-producer and director, will be present after the screening to discuss the measurable impacts SASA! has had on communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Chanda is a filmmaker with a Toronto-based production company - The People’s Picture Company - and strives to create work that encourages discussion and inspires change. She has a deep interest in using film for public education.
asa! is a Kiswahili word, meaning now! It is a call to action – Now is the time to make the connection between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. This 30-minute documentary film tells two women’s personal stories of violence and HIV/AIDS. The film was directed, written, and produced by Chanda Chevannes.
Mama Joyce lives in Mwanza, Tanzania. Josephine lives in Kampala, Uganda. The stories of Mama Joyce and Josephine demonstrate an all too typical experience of women in Africa. Domestic violence and the violation of women’s basic human rights in the era of HIV/AIDS – for many it is a death sentence both cause and consequence of HIV infection.
Yet the stories of Mama Joyce and Josephine also bring to life the resilience, power and determination This film is an inspiring look at two women’s lives and a call to action for everyone to begin working to prevent violence against women and HIV infection now.
Admission is free, but space is limited. Please register online at www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca.
An Inter-active Program for Adults & Older Teens – Not suitable for Children
PRINTED TICKETS NOT REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION.