£15 – £20

VSO film night: Omo Child

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Rudolf Steiner House

35 Park Road

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NW1 6XT

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You are invited to join the first ever VSO film night, where we will be screening the award-winning Ethiopian documentary Omo Child.

This will be followed by a discussion led by a panel of experts, where we will have the opportunity to discuss our reactions to the issues it raises - and how, in international development, we approach change within traditional cultures.

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OMO CHILD: THE RIVER AND THE BUSH

Lale Labuko, born and raised in the Kara tribe in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia, learns about the custom of 'mingi' - the killing of children who are deemed cursed. Lale strives to save these children’s lives, initially by adopting them but ultimately trying to convince the Kara elders to end this tradition forever. Filmed over a five year period, this documentary paints stunning portraits of Ethiopian landscapes as it follows Lale’s journey where he confronts his own death, negotiates deeply rooted superstition, and navigates the difficult position of leading a cultural movement.

2015 | 89 min | Kara, Amharic and English language, with English subtitles.

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Tickets cost £20 per person **EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR £15**

This is a fundraising event and all profits will go towards supporting VSO programmes.

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ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

VSO seeks a world without poverty. A world where people have the opportunity to be healthy and succeed and where equality is the norm. Our committed and skilled volunteers are working to make this a reality in 23 countries. For further information about VSO or the event, visit the event page at www.vsointernational.org/filmclub or call 020 8780 7500.

The film is provided by SIMA, who exist to advance global awareness, social justice, human rights and education by amplifying the impact of visual storytelling that inspires activism, compassion and sociall transformation.

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Rudolf Steiner House

35 Park Road

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NW1 6XT

United Kingdom

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