Half The Sky documentary screening

Posted by Peter MUIR

Half the skyRoom to Read and the Canadian International School Parents’ Association are hosting a screening of “Half The Sky; Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” – a documentary screening and discussion focusing on Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Programme.

Based on the groundbreaking book, Half the Sky, Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by New York Times journalists Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, this 45-minute extract features three inspirational stories from Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program in Vietnam as well as providing valuable background on the importance of educating girls and young women. There will also be an opportunity to hear from Alice Pung, one of Room to Read’s writer ambassadors and the author of a highly acclaimed memoir about her father’s experiences in the Killing Fields of Cambodia.

Soon after the publication of Half the Sky, Carolyn See wrote in the Washington Post: “Half the Sky is a call to arms, a call for help, a call for contributions, but also a call for volunteers. It asks us to open our eyes to this enormous humanitarian issue”.

Please note that this event is not appropriate for those 14 years and under.

When: Thursday 7 November, 6:15pm to 8:30pm

Programme: 6:15pm Drinks Reception. 7:00pm Screening. 7:45pm Discussion. 8:30pm Close.

Where: Leo Lee Arts Centre, Canadian International School, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen.

Registration:  http://llac.cdnis.edu.hk/

Shuttle Bus: Free bus service from Admiralty MTR Exit A to CDNIS at 5:45pm, returning at 8:45pm.

Special Guest: Alice Pung, Room to Read writer ambassador, Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2013 Author