Free Screening April 8, The Revolutionary Optimists

Free Screening April 8, The Revolutionary Optimists

By | Apr 4 2013
Dear Friends,

Please join us for a free special screening of The Revolutionary Optimists on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown University in the Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium / 37th and O St. N.W., Washington, DC. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen & Amlan, Shikha and Salim from the film.

In this inspiring film meet the 'Daredevils,' a group of children challenging tradition and fighting for their rights in a Kolkata slum of India. They build a soccer field where a garbage dump once stood, and make sure the children in their community are vaccinated against polio. Filmed over the course of several years, The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence as they fight for the better future.

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DC Theatrical premiere at The Avalon Theatre April 5-11.

Co-sponsored by Thinking Beyond the Beltway and The International Development Program.
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