Clocktower Theatre, Thompson Rivers University
The Kamloops CanGo Grannies are pleased to partner with Kamloops Film Society to show a special film called Life, Above All. It is based on Canadian author Allan Stratton’s book Chandra’s Secret, which tells the dramatic story of a 12 year old African girl coping with her mother’s AIDS and the fear in her community, and fighting to rescue the people she loves. Life, Above All won a 2010 Cannes Film Festival prize for Life Affirmation and Journalism. Roger Ebert said this film “is pure human drama, about deep human emotions, evoked with sympathy and love.”
Click here to watch the movie trailer.
Admission is by donation and there will be refreshments and displays at 6:30 pm and a question period following the film.
About the Kamloops CanGo Grannies:
The Kamloops CanGo Grannies raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (www.stephenlewisfoundation.org), which supports African grandmothers struggling to raise and educate their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. Millions of babies and children are living in the direst poverty, having lost both parents to the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. In many cases, the children aren’t able to attend school because the grandmothers cannot afford food or the fees and uniforms. The Stephen Lewis Foundation works with local support groups in African communities to provide food, housing, nursing care, grief counselling and educational opportunities.