Women + Film: A Small Act
USA, 2010, 88 Minute Running Time
Language: English, Kikuyu, Swahili English Sub-Titles
Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30pm at the L2 Arts and Culture Center (across the street from Denver FilmCenter/Colfax) Director Jennifer Arnold In-Person!
Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and the Allstate Foundation in partnership with Women + Film, a program of the Denver Film Society
Join Jennifer Arnold director of A Small Act for a film screening and Community Conversation. The feature documentary explores an amazing story of gratitude, telling the inspiring true story of Hilde Back and Chris Mburu. As a young girl, Hilde fled to Sweden from Nazi Germany. Moved by the generosity shown by her adopted country, she eventually sponsors an impoverished Kenyan student, contributing a modest amount to his primary school studies. She never expects to hear from him, but does years later. The small contribution she made paid off-Chris went on Harvard Law School and is now a respected United Nations human rights lawyer, dedicated to battling genocide and crimes against humanity. Inspired by Hilde's generosity, Chris started his own scholarship fund and named it after her. Chris Mburu and Hilde Back's story is a timely reminder of the undeniable power of the individual.
Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call 303-316-4848 (ext. 237). As part of Facing History's national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public
DIRECTOR: Jennifer Arnold
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