Seeds of Hope – film screening

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Sunday 11th September, 7-10:30pm

Based in the mountainous region of Eastern Congo this documentary looks at the awe-inspiring work of Mama Masika (RIP) who had dedicated the latter part of her life to empowering women in creating a new life for themselves and their families after experiencing unbelievable atrocities.

The documentary addresses some deep seated issues that shows how politics has failed and how blind consumerism has had a devastating effect on the Congolese nation. Not only this, but it will reveal the part we play in this dangerous cycle. It’s not all doom and gloom though; Mama Masika is a powerhouse not to be reckoned with! Her strength, determination and undying spirit has enabled women who once thought their life was over to have hope and an achievable future again; for children who would have ended up in the cycle of poverty and as child-soldiers to receive an education and has challenged laws and age-old discriminatory mindsets!

This is a great opportunity for everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, etc to explore the connection we have with Congo and join the millions of activist fighting (and winning!) for change.

Alongside the film there will be a Q&A so we can discussed what we’ve learnt and ways to move forward and…..entertainment from Congolese musicians!