Monday, February 22, 2010
Half the Sky in the Theatre
NCM Fathom and CARE, with the support of Delta Air Lines and Meredith Corporation, are partnering on a one night event inspired by stories from the New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Celebrate International Women’s Day and be inspired to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity. Featuring musical performances, celebrity commentary and the world premiere of “Woineshet,” a short film by Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone. Also with appearances from, India.Arie, Maria Bello, Diane Birch, Michael Franti, Dr. Helene Gayle, Angelique Kidjo, Nicholas Kristof, Marisa Tomei, Sarah, Duchess of York and others. Experience Half the Sky on March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm (local time) in select movie theatres across the country and Spread the word about this inspirational event in your community.
Half the Sky is inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof’s and Sheryl WuDunn’s New York Times bestseller, “Half The Sky,” which follows the stories of extraordinary women around the world as they struggle to overcome oppression. Kristof and WuDunn focus on three major problems facing women – sex trafficking, maternal mortality and violence against women. They argue that empowering women is the key to alleviating poverty and uplifting communities in developing countries.
“Woineshet” is a new film about a poor Ethiopian girl who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. As a teenager from a small village in Ethiopia, Woineshet and her family bravely fought against brutal local traditions of rape and forced marriage. The co-directorial debut of Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, “Woineshet” is an adaptation of this brave and inspirational true story.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in more than 70 countries, women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. Learn more at http://www.care.org/.
The Half the Sky event was captured live on February 11, 2010 out of New York City and is being rebroadcast to select theatres nationwide on March 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm (local time). The time is 1 hour 45 minutes.
AMC Bay Street 16, 5614 BAY ST STE 220, Emeryville, CA 94608, (510) 457-9003. It's $12.50 on-line ($1 service charge.) We might be able to get them less expensively it we go through a student who works for AMC. Lucia is in English 1A, 9-9:50 AM. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can get tickets for $7 each this Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24-25.
I will love to get 2 tikets for the film. My name is Bernardita and I am i your English 201B class.