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Filmscreening & Talk | Empower through Stories

Filmscreening & Talk | Empower through Stories

Wednesday Mar 27 2019     7:00 pm thru 9:00 pm

Location: Austrian Cultural Forum Washington  
The documentary "Nashukuru - Storytelling in the faces of poverty" by young Austrian filmmaker Claudia Koerbler shows how storytelling and empowering through stories can contribute to provoke change and social impact on a global scale. The screening will be followed by a Salongespräch / panel discussion with experts from international development, the private sector and media discussing the importance of cross-sectoral engagement to combat poverty through storytelling and social impact. Jill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of National Geographic Partners and Gabriel Laizer, Outreach Coordinator at the Food and Agricultural Organization DC, will join the filmmaker for the discussion, which will be moderated by Hannelore Veit, Washington Bureau Chief Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

ABOUT "Nashukuru - Storytelling in the faces of poverty"
Poverty has many faces and many untold stories. More of 75 % of Kenyan youth are under the age of 30 and hold a tremendous potential to be the driving force of change to implement the SDG's by 2030. According to World Bank Statistic, there are approximately 1.8 million unemployed people aged between 15 and 64 in Kenya, resulting in a national unemployment rate of 14.6 percent. 60 % of all unemployed people are under the age of 30, and 45 % are under 24 years of age. Storytelling is one of the many ways to empower this youth to become change agents of today and tomorrow. Nashukuru is a documentary filmed in Kenya to inspire people to take actions and understand that poverty is omnipresent and affects everyone. It showcases both, the upside and downside of poverty and will help make the viewer understand that storytelling and the way we share stories is an integral part of international development and social impact.

*Parking on International Court is available after 6:30 pm (for the duration of the event) or on 36th Street; access to the Embassy through the park behind the building.

*PLEASE NOTE: A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Doors close at event start-time.