Screening of War Child, Wednesday, October 7, Capitol Visitor CenterSeptember 29, 2009 # 11:43 pm # Human Rights # No Comment
Screening of War Child
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional Auditorium Atrium
Enough, the antigenocide project at the Center for American Progress, invites you to a film screening with honorary co-hosts Representative Donald M. Payne (D-NJ) and Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), featuring the award-winning documentary War Child. Winner of the 2008 Tribeca Audience Choice Award, the 2008 ABC News Video Award, and the 2008 Crystal Heart Award, “War Child” is about the life of a Sudanese child soldier turned international rap artist Emmanuel Jal.
“Interspersing live concerts, rare footage of Jal as a boy, and interviews with leading Africa experts, “War Child” will make viewers cry, laugh, dance, and celebrate the power of hope. Come see why audiences from New York to Berlin, from London to Abu Dhabi have raved about the award-winning film directed by C. Karim Chrobog. Viewers will follow Emmanuel on a concert/activist tour through the United States and then return with him to Sudan on a quest to reunite with his family and learn what has happened to his homeland and his fellow child soldiers. Along the way, we visit Nairobi’s sprawling slums, Kenya’s vast refugee camps, South Sudan’s lucrative oil fields, and many other locations that have played a pivotal role in Emmanuel’s life.”
The event will include a short reception, opening remarks by Rep. Payne, a screening of “War Child,” and a panel led by the Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast and Mr. Chrobog.
Visitor Center – Congressional Auditorium Atrium
East Front of the U.S. Capitol, entrance at East Capitol and First Street
I am honored that Karim Chrobog is a former student of mine.