July 31, 2012 | By Anthony F. Shop | email@example.com
The inspiring story of social entrepreneur Anne Okelo, a Kenyan woman who changed the lives of a generations of girls and women in her home country, will be screened on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
“Well of Dreams: The Journey of Anne Okelo," will begin at 6 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge and will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s creators.
This will be the first full-length screening of the documentary. A seven minute excerpt from the film was included as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum earlier this summer. One of the filmmakers, Dan Frantz, was named a 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts for his contribution to the film.
“Well of Dreams” tells the story of Anne Okelo, a woman who battled great odds to become the first girl in her village to graduate from high school. She went on to earn a scholarship at the University of Nairobi where she was one of just three girls in her graduating class. Okelo obtained her post-graduate degree at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. While in the United States, she began to share her desire to want to help her community in Kenya, prompting a church, a university and a small town to band together and help her take the next big step.
Members may reserve tickets for free using discount code NPCOkelo. Non-members may purchase tickets for $10 each. Tickets are available here. http://press.org/events/well-dreams-film-screening
For more information about the film, visit the Well of Dreams website.