1515 12th Ave
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IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA Documentary Preview

With unprecedented access, this intimate documentary goes behind-the-scenes with Africa's first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia. She’s already overcome tremendous obstacles to become the first woman ever elected president in Africa. Now all she has to do is turn around Liberia -- a country devastated by unemployment, debt, corruption, and the legacy of civil war. Follow her first year in office as she faces angry mobs, ambitious political rivals, and high-ranking members of the international community. Her story is inspiring a new generation of leaders in Africa and around the world. While our country struggles with gender discrimination in politics, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf sets an example for how women can lead with grace and dignity under the most daunting circumstances.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), KCTS Television Seattle, KBCS 91.3 FM, Colors NW Magazine, the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and the Northwest Film Forum will co-present a special preview screening of IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 4:00 PM. The screening is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. Free with RSVP to [email protected] or call 1-800-930-6060 and press 3

Join us after the film for a discussion lead by Melissa Noelle Green featuring local politicians, educators, and iron ladies.

Download the ITVS/PBS Discussion Guide (PDF) and watch a video preview here:

WHAT: Special preview Screening of new documentary IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA
Join us for a panel discussion and audience Q&A following the film!
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2008, 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:30 PM)
WHERE: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave (at Pike), Seattle
WHO: ITVS, KCTS, KBCS, LHAAFF, CD Forum, SOCR, and Northwest Film Forum
HOW: Free w/ RSVP to [email protected] or call 1-800-930-6060 and press 3

Visit our events page here: http://spongecell.com/event_page/view/466898
or visit http://communitycinemaseattle.org/
BUS ROUTES TO NWFF: 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60

IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA is part of ITVS’s VOTE DEMOCRACY! Community Engagement Campaign encouraging new and young voters to get involved in the democratic process. Learn more here: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/democracy/


Official Website: http://spongecell.com/event_page/view/466898

Added by seattle.itvs on January 30, 2008