San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A Revolutionary Screening + Youth Showcase
Community Cinema SF presents a FREE screening of The Revolutionary Optimists and hosts a youth showcase. Representatives from 4 inspirational organizations will take the stage for 10 min. presentations on how they are changing the world...and how you can be a part.
Hear our community's most powerful voices' envision the future and describe how these youth-centered and education-focused organizations are revolutionarizing optimism.
Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, thechildren in Calcutta's slums have cut their neighborhoods' malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields. Now, pushing at the limits of optimism, Amlan is attempting to take his work into the brickfields outside Calcutta, where spend their days making and carrying bricks using methods unchanged by centuries.
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.
"Inspiring...a vital snapshot of developing world struggles and possibilities"
"Critic's pick!" "People could learn a lot from these little activists"
"Three and a half stars" "Hope bubbles through the film...a tribute to the power of optimism"
Presented by ITVS, SF Public Library, KQED, Story Corps, Room to Read, BuildOn, Youth Speaks, Marina Middle School, and the Map Your World Project.