Schools for South Sudan

Schools for South Sudan

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Pictured: WXXI's Hélène Biandudi Hofer with Nyandeng Malek, East Africa's First-elected Female Governor

Join us at the Little Theatre for a free screening of this documentary about group of local individuals who are working to build schools in South Sudan.

WXXI’s Hélène Biandudi Hofer traveled to South Sudan to explore the issues of education, diversity and racism in the war-torn country and compare them to the issues we face in Rochester. She shares her findings in Schools for South Sudan, a documentary that focuses on the unique ties between Rochester and this young African nation. A handful of area nonprofits, all founded by former Lost Boys of Sudan, are on the ground in the nation building schools, health clinics and providing clean water in remote villages. Their goal is to bring stability and new opportunities to the people of South Sudan and their work is being supported by funds raised in the Greater Rochester area.

Join us in Theater 1 on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 for this FREE screening, and stay after the film for a panel discussion, hosted by Hélène Biandudi Hofer herself. Panelists include: Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi from Building Minds in South Sudan, along with Palath Thonchar from South Sudan Village Care Foundation.

This project was made possible, in part, through financial support from the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Watch the trailer here: