This African Life - Boston Premiere

International Women9s Day is celebrated in countries throughout the world with festivals, parades, and special events. Hostelling International is bringing the celebration to Boston with the International Women9s Day Film Festival.

The goal of this festival is to showcase films honoring the struggles, victories, and remarkable experiences of women around the world. Through this event, we aim to celebrate the lives and contributions of women from all corners and walks of life.

This African Life
(Mali/USA, 2008, 50 mins)

A story told through the eyes of Sokona Keita, who reveals harsh realities of life in a West African village, even as she expresses optimism for her future. Nana Kenieba has a school and a clean well, and that makes it better off than most villages in Mali. Sokona takes the viewer on an inside tour of the town and the lives of the women and children who struggle with daily survival.

Winner of the IWDFF Breakthrough Award for Emerging Filmmaker.

Light refreshments will be served.

Post-film discussion will feature special guests with expertise in public health, West African development, and international relations. 

More films from the International Women9s Day Film Festival:

Name Sales End Price
Regular Admission Ended $9
Group Admission (4 or more) Ended $7
Student/Americorps Ended $5

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