Lana Link (JD ’12), Producer and Vice President of Talent Development at the Moving Picture Institute, will host a free movie screening for all students and alumni at Pepperdine’s Wilburn Theater on Thursday, April 12th. “Mama Rwanda” examines a new generation of women in post-genocide Rwanda whose passion for entrepreneurship is transforming their nation into one of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. This short documentary interweaves the stories of two women: Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, as they trade subsistence living for a life in business, challenging Western stereotypes of the “African woman,” and highlighting the role of education in empowering women to overcome poverty. A universal, globally relevant tale, “Mama Rwanda” is a deeply cinematic portrait of two mothers on a journey to build peace through prosperity.
The film was made in association with the Moving Picture Institute by Student Academy Award Winner, Laura Waters Hinson.
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