** UPDATE AS OF 11/2/10**
We have now sold out of our discounted tickets.
If you would still like to join us, you can buy tickets directly from the Denver Film Society by clicking on this link- http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/reserve.aspx?fid=54&id=18528
Thanks to all who purchased tickets- we look forward to watching the film together on November 13.
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado are happy to announce that we have partnered with the Denver Film Society (www.denverfilm.org) for a Peace Corps Film Series in honor of the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary!
The kick-off event will be during the Starz International Film Festival, Saturday, November 13 at 4:45pm with a showing of "Niger '66: A Peace Corps Diary"
In the summer of 1966 a group of 65 idealistic Peace Corps volunteers headed for Africa and landed in the dusty, heat-scorched desert of Niger.
We stayed for two years working in agriculture, digging wells and starting health clinics for women and their babies.
In 2008 five of us returned to Niger to revisit the country, see our old friends and witness how our work has improved the lives of the people there.
The documentary also explores the culture shock of re-entry into the U.S. in the turmoil of 1968 and how our experience in Africa influenced our future work.
This is our collective story.
Tickets are $10 each (a $2 savings!) We are offering discounted tickets to the first 50 who purchase through this site.
PLUS- we are very excited to offer a package deal of the film PLUS a VIP reception with the filmmakers following the showing for only $20 per ticket! That includes the discounted ticket price, plus wine and snacks and a chance to visit with the filmmakers and your fellow RPCVs in the exclusive Gallery 30 event space on the 2nd floor of the Starz Film Center.
Tickets will be on sale through this site until Friday, November 5 in order to have enough time to mail the tickets. Tickets and the VIP pass will be mailed to you prior to the film screening. More information will be sent regarding the VIP pass once purchased.
Please stay tuned for more information on the rest of the series, including
January 2011: Film "Once in Afghanistan" followed by a reception with the RPCVs featured in the film
February 2011: Film- "Last Train Home" followed immediately by a book reading from Peter Hessler, author of Oracle Bones and River Town
March 2011: Film "American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver" to coincide with Peace Corps week 2011!