A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5Fri, Apr 22, 2016 7:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Apr 23, 2016 1:20 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Documentaries
- inFLUX
- Women and Film
Tags:Documentary
Social Justice
Humanitarian
Women Directors
Asian Interest
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2015
Runtime:97 min
Awards:TIFF official selection
nominated for Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC
Country:Bangladesh
Haiti
Language:Bengali
English
Creole
(with English subtitles)
Website:OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
Print Source:G2P2 Films/?SOC Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAR3SXSme6c
Cast/Crew
Director:Geeta Gandbhir
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Producer:Irfan Izhar
Perri Peltz
Geeta Gandbhir
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Cinematographer:Asad Farqui
Editor:Maya Mumma
Composer:Kishon Khan
Description

Filmmaker Nandita Ahmed Attending

Imagine this unique scenario: A multifaceted force of Bangladeshi women are recruited and sent 14,000 miles away to assist peacekeeping in the wake of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. Directors Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Geeta Gandbhir document this extraordinary slice-of-globalization program by focusing on five women who take the difficult challenge of not only breaking worldwide cultural stereotypes but also leaving the comfort of your home and family to face an unknown mission. Following them through the entire experience, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers offers a rare portrait of women who are often left out of the headlines.


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