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Film Screening: The Girls of Meru
November 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The AI Toronto Film Team invites you to their first screening in the Human Rights Film Nights Series: the National Film Board’s documentary The Girls of Meru .
When : November 22nd at Carlton Cinema at 7pm ( doors open 6:30pm). Tickets $10 at the door ( cash) or online via Eventbrite
Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide. In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.
Guest speakers: ANDREA DORFMAN, filmmaker and FIONA SAMPSON, The Equality Effect
Presented by AI Toronto Film Team and the Action Network for Women’s Human Rights.
Special thanks to the National Film Board of Canada ( NFB) for their continuous support!