WEDU's Community Cinema Screening: Half the Sky
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM (EDT)
WEDU is proud to bring a second season of Community Cinema
to West Central Florida.
Join us on the New College Campus in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion, Sarasota
on Thursday, September 20th for this free exclusive preview screening.
Our kick-off screening for the 2012-13 Season is Half the Sky. Featuring an introduction by George Clooney and inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's groundbreaking bestseller, HALF THE SKY takes on the central morale challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide.
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
Doors open at 5:30pm - Film starts at 6:00pm followed by a panel discussion. Tickets may be distributed in excess of capacity to ensure a full audience. Please arrive early as space is limited and seating is not guaranteed.
For questions about this event, please contact WEDU at:
813.254.9338 x 2241 or email@example.com
MORE ABOUT THE FILM:
Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Daina Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being congronted and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality present to us the vital opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.
WEDU PBS is West Central Florida’s primary PBS station and public media company reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of media platforms including: television programming, station’s website, wedu.org and various social media platforms, monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (ORC International’s DualFrame CARAVAN, January 2014). For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU PBS, visit wedu.org, WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter or call 813.254.9338.
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