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Tuesday, February 26
7:30 pm

DL21C's Political Film Series - "Street Journeys" screening with Filmmaker Tracy Christian

The New School
6 East 16th St. (between Union Square and 5th Av.)
Room 1009. Look for signage.
Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q, W or L trains to 14th Street and Union Square; A, C, and E trains to 14th Street; 1, 2, 3, F or V trains to 14th Street


Next Tuesday, February 26, DL21C's Foreign Affairs Committee is thrilled to present a screening of "Street Journeys", winner of the Best Documentary award at the 2012 Soho International Film Festival in NY.

Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers described the film as “an exhilarating documentary that speaks to the nurturing power of art...prepare to be wowed.”

The film, about the power of art and education in  the slums of Nairobi, Kenya has won international acclaim this year.  The director of the film, Tracy Christian, will be in attendance and will participate in a discussion and Q&A after the screening.
 
This is a free event.

Learn more about the film here:

www.sandgrainproductions.com/about.html

DL21C is co-hosting this event with the New School's Students of the African Diaspora.

Free for DL21C Annual Members
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About the Film

Orphaned children escape the perils of Nairobi street life and rediscover their spirit through the power of the theater and the love of Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu.

In the heart of Nairobi, where abandoned children wander the streets with no relief from the grim realities of poverty, hope for the future is dim, until renowned Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu restores the children's spirit through the healing power of theater. But when an unexpected event puts their resilience to the test, it’s up to the children to draw on their strength, and
glean lessons of faith, family, and the rising of the spirit without their mentor.  The inspiring story of Anne Wanjugu and the former street children who reside at her home Shangilia Mtoto Wa Africa (Rejoice, Child of Africa) culminates in a triumphant journey from the makeshift stage of a small Nairobi church to the bright lights of Broadway.

Rolling Stone Magazine's Peter Travers’ 2012 Fall Movie Preview

"From gifted first-time director Tracy Christian comes an exhilarating documentary that speaks to the nurturing power of art. In the slums of Nairobi, Kenyan actress Anne Wanjugu provides a purpose for children struggling with poverty and worse by putting them on stage.  Her intent isn't star-making, it's providing a chance at self-expression. Prepare to be wowed. Wanjugu is a true inspiration and Christian captures her work and spirit with scrappy vibrancy as the kids move out into the world without their mentor."

Read the full review here.

VIEW STREET JOURNEYSTRAILER

VISIT STREET JOURNEYSWEBSITE 

About director Tracy Christian
Tracy Christian received her BFA in drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. As an actress, she has appeared at several off Broadway Theaters including The Ensemble Studio Theater, The Ohio Theater and Soho Repertory Theater. She was also featured in the independent film 101 Ways which aired on Showtime.

Street Journeys is her first film as a director.