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Late Night Screening: Women Are Heroes and a Conversation with JR

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:30–10 pm


Above: 28mm, Women are Heroes, train in Kibera, Kenya

Because women are often the first victims in times of war and left to their fate in times of peace, artist and filmmaker JR honors women who, despite all the pitfalls of life, keep smiling with the strength to fight and carry hope of a better life. From the favelas of Rio to the slums of Kenya, through the streets of India and Cambodia, this movie highlights the struggles and expectations of individual women living in difficult circumstances around the world. Displaying their pictures as huge pastings on the walls of their neighborhoods and towns, JR highlights these strong and moving personalities and relates the uncommon destinies of members of a population too often overlooked.

Followed by a conversation with JR.

8:30 pm open seating
8:45 pm screening

Image: courtesy JR


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