Which Way Home
Wednesday 4/30 - Film 7:00 PM - FREE
a film by Rebecca Cammisa
Presented by Amnesty International Local Group 361
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee 2010 Best Documentary Feature
Followed by a Q&A
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
They are the ones you never hear about - the invisible ones.
The Global Campaign for Education presents Girl Rising
Tuesday 5/6 - Film 7:00 PM - $8.00
The Global Campaign for Education, US Chapter
The International Center of the Capital Region
with a wine and cheese reception and panel discussion featuring Christine Lowery, COO and Executive Producer of Girl Rising
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls' remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. Chapter
GCE-US is a broad-based coalition of national and community-based organizations, international NGOs, teacher unions, faith-based groups, and think tanks dedicated to ensuring universal quality education for all children.
The mission of the Global Campaign for Education-US Chapter is to promote education as a basic human right and mobilize to create political will in the United States and internationally to ensure universal quality education, which is at the core of all human development.
Founded in 2003 by Gene Sperling, formerly the Director of the Center for Universal Education, GCE-US has grown into a thriving and diverse coalition with more than 60 member organizations across the country working together to increase awareness of the need for Education for All.
About ICCR of Albany
"The International Center of New York State's Capital Region is a non-profit, membership organization which works to promote international and cultural understanding and to increase global awareness of the region's assets. We accomplish this by:
Serving as citizen diplomats by hosting international visitors;
Fostering and implementing education and advocacy initiatives focusing on cultural diversity, economic development, human rights, and the global environment; Promoting professional and cultural exchanges and offering shared services for the region's international groups; and
Fostering long-term relationships with foreign cities and regions."
"The International Center is New York State's leader in fostering local and international cultural exchanges, education, and understanding. It is a professionally staffed organization dedicated to enabling the residents of the Capital Region to actively participate in citizen diplomacy through collaborative events and activities bringing together the region's residents, institutions, and businesses."