Tue, Nov 13 7pm
Rafea - a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four - is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend a solar engineering program at India's Barefoot College. She will join other poor women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia in learning concrete skills to create change in their communities.ĘPanel discussion to follow.
Rialto Cinemas will present Community Cinema on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
CATALYST FOR CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
Every month between October and June, Community Cinema presents an upcoming Independent Lens program. We work with leading organizations, local communities and public television stations to provide community engagement around the important social issues raised in the films. Each screening event features panel discussions with leading community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources and other programming designed to help people learn more and get involved.
NATIONAL FORUM FOR PRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES
ITVS convenes thousands of community members nationwide for dialogue, education and awareness around hard-to-tackle issues such as the death penalty, homophobia, racism, globalization, and freedom of religion. Participants walk away educated and empowered with resources and action steps. Last season, Community Cinema produced 900 events, worked with more than 1200 partner organizations and welcomed more than 50,000 participants to events around the country.
SHOWCASE FOR ENTERTAINING AND IMPACTFUL DOCUMENTARIES
Community Cinema provides a chance to explore the world of the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens outside your living room. Independent Lens takes you on a journey to unexpected places to meet ordinary people living extraordinary lives; stories not told anywhere else on television. The award-winning series features documentaries that bring to light unforgettable stories about a unique individual, underrepresented community or moment in history.