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Rebuilding Hope


The Reckoning
presented by
Orange County for Darfur
IUCC Advocates for Peace & Justice
Amnesty International, Irvine chapter

As small children, Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol fled their villages in South Sudan due to civil war. They became a part of a group of thousands of other boys with a similar story, nicknamed “The Lost Boys” upon resettlement in the USA in 2001.

Rebuilding Hope is a powerful record of Gabriel Bol, Koor and Garang’s quest to find surviving family-members and rediscover and contribute to their homeland; it also sheds light on what the future holds for South Sudan in its precarious struggle for peace, development and stability.

Please join us for this free screening and discussion.  After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with some members of the Sudanese community from San Diego. 

Rebuilding Hope... is a deeply moving study in loss and suffering, in courage, in wisdom about the meaning of Life as Humans that seems as old as the continent of Africa.”

-- Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple


Panel discussion with Sudanese

After the screening, our friends from the Sudanese community in San Diego will lead the panel discussion.  Among many things we will discuss:

  • current situation in Sudan and implications of the upcoming elections
  • the various challenges faced by the Sudanese here in the US
  • efforts to create a Sudanese American Youth Center in San Diego

We hope you will join us. 


Clip from the documentary


Official Selection, Paris International Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection, International Film Festival South Africa
Official Selection, Zimbabwe International Film Festival

directed by Jen Marlowe


Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 891-2005.


Links

[ Rebuilding Hope, official movie website ]

[ Irvine United Congregational Church ]
[ Amnesty International: Group 178 in Irvine, CA ]
[ Orange County for Darfur ]

When:
Saturday, April 10 2010
7:00p

Location:
Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, California 92604

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Cost:
Free








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