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Sauti (voice) BIFF Documentary
- Date: 01/16/2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Avenue
Longmont, Colorado 80501
- Introduction: Five young women fled war and persecution throughout central Africa. In this uniquely artistic film, they become storytellers in their own right. Join us for this free BIFF feature documentary. Subtitled. 74 mins.
Despite living as refugees in Uganda for decades, it remains nearly impossible for women to create lives for themselves beyond the fences of the camp. In this coming-of-age documentary, five young women, who as children fled war and persecution in Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, attempt to transcend the label “refugee” and the protracted refugee situation of living in limbo with few solutions in sight. Over the course of four years, these women share stories of their past and dreams of the future while daily navigating nearly insurmountable challenges to take charge of their lives. In this uniquely artistic film, the women become storytellers in their own right through drawings, poems and video self-documentation, bringing voice to an often unacknowledged aspect of the global refugee crisis: What it means to be a refugee your entire life. Subtitled. Directed by Gayle Nosal and Beret Strong. USA/Uganda, Feature Documentary, 2016, 74 minutes
Meet the makers: stay after for a Q&A session with one of the filmmakers!
Longmont Senior Services and the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) have created an exciting partnership to bring exceptional independent films to the Longmont Senior Center. A BIFF representative will present each film and facilitate a brief discussion. The films are projected onto a screen so that they are larger and easier to see.This event is free and open to all, but please register in advance by calling 303-651-8411 or registering online with Activity #184415.08.