WEDU Community Screening: The Revolutionary Optimists
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Saint Petersburg, United States
COMMUNITY CINEMA EXPLORES YOUTH CHANGING THE WORLD
WITH THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS
Community Cinema, a national documentary screening series presented locally by WEDU and Independent Television Service (ITVS) presents a screening of The Revolutionary Optimists.
About the Film:
Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. The Revolutionary Optimists follows him as he attempts to replicate his work in the brick fields outside the city, where children live and work in unimaginable conditions
Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, the children 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.
WHAT: Free screening of The Revolutionary Optimists and Discussion
WHO: Presented by WEDU, ITVS Community Cinema, and The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Palladium Theater, The Side Door Cabaret
253 Fifth Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33701
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
For questions about this event, please contact WEDU at:
813.254.9338 x 2241 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDU, serving the 16 counties of west central Florida, exists to serve the public good and to aid in the creation of an informed citizenry. Through quality programming using new technologies and community outreach, WEDU fulfills the needs of individuals for education, information, and culture enabling people and communities to connect, to grow, and to lead more fulfilling lives. WEDU educates, informs and enriches lives.
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