Movie Screening: A Small Act

The Los Angeles Film Festival Presents: A Small Act

Saturday, June 26, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Regal 11 Theater
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Many years ago, Hilde Back, a gray-haired Holocaust survivor, decided to donate $15 a month towards a Kenyan boy’s primary school education. That amount seemed inconsequential to her, but for Chris Mburu, it changed his life. Now an U.N. human rights lawyer who understands the importance of education in Africa, Mburu has founded a new scholarship fund, aptly named for his once unknown benefactor. Gracefully interweaving the story of Back and Mburu with the current plight of three Kenyan eight graders desperate to be their village’s next success story, Jennifer Arnold’s colorful, inspiring documentary proves the adage that one person can, without a doubt, make a difference.

Now in its 16th year, Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival takes place June 17-27, 2010 in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival screens more than 200 features, shorts, documentaries and music videos from more than 40 countries. The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.

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Cost : Free

James S. Colemen African Studies Center310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, South African Airways