The Peoria Area World Affairs Council and Bradley University are hosting a dinner, screening of What are we doing here? and post film discussion with one of the filmmakers, Tim Klein.
Westlake Hall 116 and Auditorium, Bradley University Thursday, February 21, 2012
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The film and presentation at 6:30 pm is free and open to the public.
Dinner reservations will be accepted until Friday, February 15. $35.00 for non-members$30.00 for Peoria Area World Affairs Council Members and Students Tickets for the dinner and presentation are Please RSVP by Friday, February 15Film will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by discussion. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Reception opens at 5:00 pm. Westlake Hall 116 and Auditorium, Bradley University Thursday, February 21, 2012
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American University in Cairo opened in 1919. This month, Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University is opening a campus in Kigali, Rwanda. CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) has an MBA program in Accra, Ghana that recently opened. In What are we doing here?, we filmed with missionaries in Malawi from the African Bible Colleges, who recently opened their third campus in Uganda. Is this the beginning of the rise of Western (and Eastern) higher education in Africa? What will this mean for Africans? Check out this interesting NY Times article by D.D. Guttenplan: Local Options Help Slow Africa's Brain Drain.
What are we doing here? is honored to be part of the Culture Unplugged online film festival. On October 30th, WAWDH? will stream four times (part of a continus loop of the days programing), so click here to watch on the 30th. Culture Unplugged is an amazing non-commercial media organization; to learn more about them or to see what unique and eye opening documentaries are playing right now, right here on your computer, click here!
Filmmaker, Tim Klein will be visiting Universities to show "What are we doing here?" and take part in post-film discussions.
March 30th, 3:30 at U of Montana, Missoula - Social Sciences 356
April 5th at 3:30 at Simon Fraiser University, Vancouver, Canada - Room 3260, West Mall Complex, SFU Burnaby
April 12th at noon at Portland State University - Multicultural Center
April 13th at 6pm at U of Oregon, Eugene - at the Mills International Center
March 3rd, 2:30 and 6:00pm - Savannah State University, 115 Social Science Building, for more information call SSU Politial Science Department at 912-358-3221
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? is a documentary film that explores why the charity given to Africa over the last five decades has been largely ineffective and often harmful. The film tells the story of Brandon, Nicholas, Daniel and Tim Klein who travel across Africa in an attempt to understand one of the great problems of our time; the failure to end poverty.
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