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Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Screening of Pushing the Elephant

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
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Date: 17 March 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 17 March 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: KLT

Type of Event: Film

Series: CMDS Film Series

A film by Beth Davenport, Elizabeth Mandel

Pushing the Elephant tells the extraordinary story of a mother and daughter reunited after a decade separated by civil war. In the late 1990s, Rose Mapendo lost everything to the violence that engulfed the Democratic Republic of Congo. She emerged from the suffering advocating peace and reconciliation. But after helping numerous victims to rebuild their lives, there is one person Rose must still teach to forgive - her daughter Nangabire. (Written by Arts Engine)

This is a joint film screening by the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies and SOAS Department of Development Studies.

Contact email: rc52@soas.ac.uk