Vancouver Event: OUT OF THE ASHES Film Screening with Talk by Filmmaker
The Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) will host a Breaking Bread event Friday, 1 June 2012 at Shaughnessy United Church, 1550 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver to present the acclaimed documentary film, "Out of the Ashes," which traces the rise of the Afghan Men's Cricket Team from refugees to the world stage, followed by a talk from photographer and filmmaker Leslie Knott, the co-producer and director of the film.
About the Film
Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young Afghan men as they chase a seemingly impossible dream - shedding new light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation. This feature-length documentary film follows the Afghan cricket team in their quest against the odds to qualify for the World Cup. Watch a trailer here.
The event starts at 6:15PM with a reception and marketplace; 7:00PM will be a buffet dinner provided by Margarita Trifonova.
See ticket information below.
About the Speaker
Leslie Knott is a filmmaker and photographer who has worked in Afghanistan for the past eight years. In 2004 she set up the women managed Radio Quyaash in northern Afghanistan. In 2007 she started working on the award-winning documentary OUT OF THE ASHES that followed the Afghan Cricket team from the refugee camps to the world cup. Her film credits also include: The Life and Loss of Karen Woo (ITV, 2011), Women War and Peace (PBS, 2011). Life: A Risky Proposition (ABC Diane Sawyer, 2011), Half the Sky (2012), 10x10 (2012). She also makes films for NGO's and charities including UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, Afghan Connection, Razia's Ray of Hope and the AYCSO. Leslie was born in Richmond but is currently based in London, England
Tickets are $25.00 to cover the cost of dinner.
Donations: Suggested charitable donation of $30. All contributions are greatly appreciated and will be collected at the event (donation envelopes will be available at your table). 100% of your donations will support education projects in Afghanistan. Visit www.cw4wafghan.ca HOW WE HELP for further details.
Please RSVP by 26th May to 604-299-2546 or Vancouver@cw4wafghan.ca to confirm your attendance. Cheques are to be made payable to CW4WA and mailed to 3828 Yale Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 1P6. Please indicate the number of guests attending.
Download the event poster here.