Sauti (Voice in Swahili) is a coming-of-age documentary about five girls who escaped decades ago from war and persecution in Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. They’ve lived nearly their entire lives in the host country of Uganda. Now, as they approach adulthood, they want to transcend the label ‘refugee’ and move beyond the obstacles facing them in a protracted refugee situation within a struggling country. Over the course of four years, the girls share stories of their pasts and dreams of their futures while daily navigating nearly insurmountable challenges. In this uniquely artistic film, as the girls turn into women, they become storytellers in their own right through drawings, poems and video self-documentation, bringing voice to an often unacknowledged aspect of the global refugee crisis: what it means to be a refugee your entire life.
Join us for a talk back immediately following the screening. The talk back will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the challenges and successes of providing education to refugees here in Colorado and in refugee camps around the world–including places like Kyangwali.
Talk back participants: Gayle Nosal, executive producer & director, NeeNee Production | Ryan Grundy, executive director, Global Livingston Institute | Yazan Fattaleh, youth career & college counselor, ECDC/African Community Center | Akudo L. Nwokeukwu, community outreach coordinator, Place Bridge Academy | Roma Pitt, assistant principal and ECE director, Place Bridge Academy.
$25 suggested donation
Proceeds from the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee in Denver and the Global Livingston Institute