Friday is a free film night in Half Moon Bay

Press release

Posted by on Thu, October 23, 2008

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The Coastside Film Society, Half Moon Bay Library and the AAUW host a night of film and conversation about the Darfur region of Sudan.

when: Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm
where: Methodist Sanctuary,  777 Miramontes (& Johnson), Half Moon Bay
admission: FREE (All donations will go to aid refugees in Darfur)

The Lost Boys (15 mins)
(A 60 Minutes Report from CBS)

In Peter Pan, the lost boys fought off pirates and crocodiles before flying off to Never Never Land. In Sudan, thousands of lost boys also fought off crocodiles and other dangers we can barely imagine before flying off to a new life in the United States. This incredible journey began in the midst of Sudan’s civil war in which two million people died. Five years after their long march away from the war began, thousands walked into a refugee camp in Kenya and began a journey to another strange and wonderful land, the United States.

Darfur Diaries: Message From Home (57 mins)

Directors Aisha Bain and Jen Marlowe take us on-site to Darfur. Using on-camera interviews with dozens of Darfur locals they let the people describe this tragedy in their own words.

The personal anecdotes that spill out are heart-breaking and appalling. The desert landscape is wind-swept and littered with bomb fragments.  According to the United Nations, 400,000 people have died in this stark land, and over 2 million were displaced before the world intervened. 

Chosen by Amnesty International as an educational tool for its members, the movie also provides a testament to the continuing strength and resilience of a people whose lives, homes, safety, and rights deserve to be protected.

Representatives from Hope for Darfur will be attending to answer questions and lead the post screening discussion. 

For more info see: www.HMBFilm.org