MOVING STORIES With reception & discussion with Director Rob Fruchtman, Council for Unity and What Better Looks Like

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Sep 24 7:00 PM

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MOVING STORIES

Monday, September 24 at 7pm

Members $11 | Public $16
With reception & discussion with Director Rob Fruchtman, Council for Unity and What Better Looks Like

What can we do here on LI to support people struggling to break through and transform negative and traumatic experiences? What Better Looks like follows six dancers from the acclaimed Battery Dance Company who travel the world, working with youth who’ve experienced war, poverty, prejudice, sexual exploitation, and severe trauma as refugees.

Six dancers from New York’s Battery Dance Company travel across the world teaching some of the most vulnerable youth about expressing themselves through movement and creativity. Addressing issues from gender violence and poverty to persecution and prejudice, these students respond in extraordinary ways as they prepare to perform in their communities after only a week of practice. The film follows them to India, where they work with girls rescued from sex trafficking and gender violence; to Romania, with Roma (gypsy) kids from one of Europe's worst slums; to South Korea, with young North Koreans who risked their lives to escape; and to Iraq, where they work with a gifted young Muslim dancer, fighting to survive. As they struggle to break through, the dancer-teachers confront their own frustrations. Yet their students respond in extraordinary ways - and as they prepare to perform in public in what seems an impossibly short time, both students and teachers experience surprising transformations, unlocking feelings and stories in wellsprings of creativity. (USA, 2017, 84 min., NR, English | Dir. Rob Fruchtman)

What BETTER Looks Like partners with members of the community to help individuals imagine, articulate and create visions for a better world. The intentional infusion of love into our interactions has the power to create the radical changes necessary to make the world better.

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