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ITVS Community Cinema presents "The Revolutionary Optimists" (Busboys and Poets)

ITVS Community Cinema

Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

ITVS Community Cinema presents "The Revolutionary...

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a film by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen

Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums-- awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

The Revolutionary Optimists proposes a workable solution to intractable problems associated with poverty, including preventable diseases and ineffectual governance. Ganguly's story suggests that education and child empowerment are crucial keys to lifting entire societies out of hopelessness.



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ITVS Community Cinema presents several public engagement events as part ofWomen and Girls Lead, a major public media initiative to support and sustain a growing movement to empower women and girls, their communities, and future generations. Women and Girls Lead is spearheaded by ITVS, the largest provider of independent content to public television. Starting with more than 50 documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers—and adding content from media makers and new partners along the way – Women and Girls Lead brings to life extraordinary leaders and citizens on the front lines of economic development, violence prevention, business and governance, education, and health.

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THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS...premieres on the PBS series "Independent Lens" in June.  "Independent Lens" broadcasts on WHUT Saturdays at 8 PM.  Check local listings.

Community partners for Community Cinema [DC] Women & Girls Lead "The Revolutionary Optimists" events:

          Girls Scouts Council of the Nation's Capital     GCE logo   
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When & Where

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, 20009

Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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ITVS Community Cinema

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit: communitycinema.org.

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ITVS Community Cinema presents "The Revolutionary Optimists" (Busboys and Poets)
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