Featured News | September 25, 2014
University of Wyoming Outreach School presents
iThemba Film Screening
Friday, September 26, at 6 p.m.
Center Theater in Jackson
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Following the film there will be a discussion led by the film’s producer Dr. Elinor Burkett, who is the Fall 2014 Senior Visiting Scholar in Global Studies at the University of Wyoming.
Imagine a country like Zimbabwe where more people die of AIDS, malnutrition and lack of medical care each week than are killed in Afghanistan, Iraq or Darfur. Where hospitals operate without doctors, urban neighborhoods suffer months without water, and unemployment tops 90 percent. Then imagine navigating that country from a wheelchair, without functioning hands, or with some other disability in a culture where the disabled are seen as cursed. You don’t have to imagine. iThemba takes you there in a rich, verite tapestry about the band Liyana, eight edgy young musicians who negotiate their country’s chaotic political waters, economic collapse and deep-seated prejudices with humor and grit.
See the film’s trailer at http://vimeo.com/18736058