The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will sponsor a screening of “Rainbow Town” on April 23 at Freedom High School (across the street from NOVA-Woodbridge). The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. with Director Lauren Selmon Roberts, followed by a showing of the film at 7 p.m.
Ma Feeta had to make a choice to protect the orphaned children forced into her life by a decade of war or abandons them and goes in search of her own family. Today, she lives with 86 of the children at a rural West African farm called Rainbow Town. Filmed in the upcountry of Liberia, “Rainbow Town” welcomes you into their lives, revealing how they survived one of Africa’s bloodiest civil wars and how they cope as a family in its aftermath. Narrated by Ma Feeta, three of the children and Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the story unearths the price of war while illustrating the strength of the human spirit. (Summary from http://rainbowtown.org)
Monday, April 23, 2012
6 p.m.: Reception with Director Lauren Selmon Roberts
7 p.m.: “Rainbow Town” screening followed by a question-and-answer session with the director
Freedom High School Auditorium, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Free and open to the public
Heather Witmer at 703-878-4607
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.