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HEART OF THE CONGO: Does International Aid Help?
Date Friday January 28
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Herbst Theater at the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, Veteran's Building
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister)
San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Fri, Jan 28, 2005 8:00 pm
HEART OF THE CONGO: Does International Aid Help?
Herbst Theater at the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, Veteran's Building
401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister)
San Francisco

A documentary film screening & reception to benefit Action Against Hunger (http://www.aah-usa.com)

With Special Guests:
Samba Ngo -- Congolese Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist
Adam Hochschild -- Author of King Leopold?s Ghost
Anne-Sophie Fournier ? Executive Director, Action Against Hunger
Tom Weidlinger ? Producer/Director of Heart of the Congo


SCREENING (8:00 pm): Attend the San Francisco premiere of Tom
Weidlinger?s
new documentary, ?Heart of the Congo,? which chronicles how a handful
of aid workers try to help Congolese refugees who have lost everything at
the end of a war. Amid violence from roving militia, systemic corruption
and a legacy of colonial dependence, European and Congolese aid workers
struggle to nurture villagers? collective will to build a self-sufficient
future.
?Heart of the Congo? is a story of courage, hope, perseverance, and how
humanitarian aid can save lives and make a lasting difference.

DESSERT RECEPTION (9:00 pm): After the film, enjoy dessert and a
lively reception in the Herbst?s Green Ballroom. Participate in a conversation
about the documentary and its subject matter with filmmaker Tom
Weidlinger, Action Against Hunger?s Anne-Sophie Fournier, Author Adam Hochschild and others.

CELEBRATION (10:00 pm): The evening concludes with the fiery Congolese
dance music of Samba Ngo, a singer/songwriter/guitarist with over 20
albums and countless fans in the United States, France and Congo. Event
proceeds benefit Action Against Hunger, an international aid organization that
combats hunger/malnutrition, physical suffering and other distress
endangering people?s lives in the emergency situations of war, conflict
and natural disaster. Action Against Hunger?s short-term crisis relief is
reinforced by longer-term programs that enable people to regain their
autonomy and live independent of external aid.

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Tickets: Available after Nov. 24
Tickets for the film and reception are $35. For the film only, $10.
To purchase tickets in advance, go to http://www.cityboxoffice.com or
http://www.tickets.com, or call 415-392-4400.
Tickets will also be available at the door, though advance purchase is
recommended.

Get Involved:
Want to help spread the word abot the event? Interested in
volunteering?
There are a variety of ways you can pitch in. Please contact Tom
Weidlinger
at tomweidlinger@sbcglobal.net or 510-558-8013.

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For more information, please visit http://www.heartofthecongo.com

http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?uid=3398
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