International Documentary Film Series
2014 selections of the International Documentary Film Series will be announced in March 2014.
Join us for two amazing films! Click on the images to learn more about the films.
|Monday, April 22 at 7pm||Monday, April 29 at 7pm|
|Rwanda||Iraq / USA|
5th Annual International Documentary Film Series
A benefit for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego
Series Pass: $25
Individual Ticket: $15
Student or IRC Volunteer Tickets
Series Pass: $15
Student/IRC Volunteer: $10
Online tickets available through our secure checkout page. Please purchase online tickets by 3:30pm on the day of the film. You may also purchase tickets at the door.
The International Documentary Film Series will be held at the La Jolla Village Cinemas (Landmark) located in the Whole Food Shopping Center. 8879 Villa La Jolla Drive (near 5 fwy and Nobel).
Thanks to a generous sponsor, 100% of ticket sales will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San Diego.
Sweet Dreams follows a remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future for themselves. "Because of our history, people know how to fight against, but not for," Kiki says. "We want to change that equation." Kiki decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict. There was only one requirement: to leave the categories of the past at the gate. This uplifting film follows the women as they start a business named Inzozi Nziza (which means Sweet Dreams).
Speaker: The speaker after Sweet Dreams will be Barri Shorey, IRC’s Technical Advisor for Youth & Livelihoods. She is based in New York at IRC’s headquarters.
Barri supports youth and livelihoods programming including frequent travel to Rwanda, West Africa, Burundi, Haiti and Kenya with a specific focus on curriculum development, microfranchise/microenterprise development and private sector partnerships.
Her work has included
• Supporting the design and start-up of the IRC Kenya program’s Girls Empowered by Microfranchise (GEM) project - an all girls microfranchise project supporting 2400 young women in Nairobi,
• Working with the IRC Burundi team on refining its rural apprenticeship model, and
• Supporting the development of emergency Y&L programming in Liberia.
Prior to this position, Barri was the Child and Youth Protection and Development Officer in Sierra Leone, in which she managed the IRC’s first microfranchise pilot. Barri has a master’s degree in international education from the George Washington University and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religion from Colgate University.
The List Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7pm
The List tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. Frustrated by a government bureaucracy in the U.S. that fails to protect U.S.-affiliated Iraqis, Kirk begins compiling a list of their names and works with a team of lawyers to get them out of harm’s way.
Several Iraqi refugees who now live in San Diego were on Kirk's list.
Click on the image below to watch a trailer of The List.
Speaker: We are pleased to announce that Kirk Johnson will be at the screening and will speak immediately after the film.