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isa holds film screening


DATE: Oct. 19
TIME: 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Library, lee hs, 1400 jackson-keller

International School of the Americas (ISA) will be hosting a screening of Invisible Children's latest film, “Move” at 4:30 p.m. at Lee High School in the Library’s multi-purpose room.

This screening is part of the California-based organization Invisible Children’s national road tour of campuses to promote the launch of their new film and offer high schools and college campuses free workshops on various issues of getting youth involved in promoting social change.

The documentary that will be shown is approximately 30 minutes in length and features interviews with some of the abducted Ugandan children who were forced to become child soldiers and victims of violence committed by Joseph Kony. It also focuses on national and international attention and public pressure for international leaders to try to bring an end to the violence in Uganda and bring Joseph Kony and his LRA army to justice.

Following the screening of the film, Invisible Children representatives will offer an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and to also discuss any of the organization’s media missteps made during their promotion of "Kony 2012" movement last spring when their previous film went viral online.

Prior to the new film’s screening, many ISA students will be participating in mini-workshops throughout the day presented by Invisible Children’s organization representatives and ISA teachers. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including “the power of voice: using your voice for advocacy” and “the power (and dangers) of using social media in advocating for causes.”

This screening will kick-off the first documentary screening for ISA’s newly formed student-led International Food and Film Club. Note: The screening of this film is free and open to the public and any community member is welcome to attend; however, the topics which will be discussed in the film and in audience discussions following the screening would be more appropriate for high school and middle school students rather than elementary-aged students.

For more information on this film and the organization Invisible Children, please visit www.invisiblechildren.com

For more information on this free event, please contact Mare Stewart at mstewa1@neisd.net

For more information, contact mare stewart at 837-0292.

Posted on October 17, 2012