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Upcoming Movie at the Lyric

October 6, 2008

 

Nothing makes me happier than when readers let me know of movie events happening in Oxford (ahem, public library?). So, in that spirit, I wanted to share with you a great FREE upcoming event:
(Story also submitted to the Local Voice – just cutting and pasting!)
On Sunday night, October 12th, The Orchard and the Ole Miss Hope for Africa chapter will be hosting a screening of the new InvisibleChildren documentary entitled “GO.”  This screening will begin at 6pm at the Lyric Theater and will be free and open to anyone in the community who is interested.
  
The Invisible Children movement began in the spring of 2003, when three young Americans traveled to Africa in search of a story. What they found was a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a story where children are both the weapons and the victims. Their first film “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” exposed the effects of a 20-year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. These kids  live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers, and are being forced to fight as part of a violent army. The wonderfully reckless documentary was fast paced, with an MTV beat, and truly unique. To see Africa through young eyes is humorous and heart breaking, quick and informative – all in the same breath. 

As the first movie began circulating, people began to ask, “What can I do?”  As answers began to be formed, a non-profit organization of the same name was born in 2004. The Movement is the awareness, mobilization, and fundraising effort taking place throughout America and other countries around the world by people who are inspired to act. The goal of the Movement is to empower the individual viewer to become a part of the story, and “be the change they wish to see in the world” through action. 

The new movie is an update on all of the amazing work that is happening in Uganda as a result of people answering that important question.  It is stunning and inspiring all at the same time.  With careful videography the story of hope and continued need is captured in a very powerful way.  Please make plans to join us on that Sunday night.  For more information about Invisible Children and to watch the “Go” trailer, check out invisiblechildren.com.  For more details about the screening, please contact the Orchard at 662.823.1652.

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