Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Iron Ladies of Liberia (Wed, Feb 27)

February 5, 2008 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
8:00 p.m.

After 14 years of a brutal civil war, Liberia elects its first female president—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, nicknamed the Iron Lady. With her predominately female cabinet, President Johnson Sirleaf struggles during her first year in office to rebuild a war-ravaged country, fight rampant corruption and prevent a descent back into war.

In the film we will follow Ellen Sirleaf Johnson through her first year in office as she faces angry mobs, ambitious political rivals, and high-ranking members of the international community. Her story is inspiring a new generation of leaders in Africa and around the world.

Global Sistergoods is delighted to partner with ITVS, Independent Lens, and Oregon Public Broadcasting to bring this exciting new film series to our hometown: Portland Community Cinema. On the last Wednesday of each month from September-May, we will be screening a social issue documentary at St. John’s Theater (map). Each film will be followed by a panel discussion, and will be FREE TO THE PUBLIC. We are proud to facilitate an informed discussion about pressing social issues.

The World Affairs Council of Oregon and Mercy Corps are proud co-sponsors of the film Iron Ladies of Liberia.
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