Local Screening of Documentary to Raise Funds for Girl Education in Kenya


“If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl.” (The Population Council, Inc., Lloyd)

Educating its adolescent girls has proven to be the cornerstone of Kenyan development, yet so many are denied equal access to education, social and economic equality and respect.  The half-hour documentary Graceland Girls provides an intimate look at how the high school students at Graceland Girls School in central Kenya have, so far, defied the odds.  Using a combination of video and digital photographs – taken by both the subjects and the filmmaker – the girls express the beauty and pressures of empowered Kenyan girlhood and share their personal struggles to find hope for a better future.

Please join us to see Boston native and recent graduate of Emerson College’s MFA in Media Art program, Jordan Salvatoriello’s documentary film, Graceland Girls, on Wednesday, June 20, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (screening starts at 8 p.m.).  The event will take place in the Function Room, 1501 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

Your admission fee will go directly toward sponsoring two female students at the Graceland Girls School in the Nyeri District in central Kenya.  We have already raised over $7,000 toward the girls’ 4-year high school education, and now are only about $4,000 away from our goal.

This is a jeans and t-shirt event so dress like you would for the movies.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  Admission will be $20.  Checks can be made out to Friends of Madame White Snake, the charitable donation funding these girls.  Please RSVP by June 10th.

YOU’RE INVITED

Graceland Girls Premier

Hosted by Marcie Simon & Jordan Salvatoriello

When:             Wednesday, June 20, 2012

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where:            The Function Room, 1501 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Admission:   $20 donation to Madame White Snake

Questions:     Call 617-875-3767 or e-mail jordansal@comcast.net

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