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Thriving Communities: Benefit for the film “Little Rebel”
November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thriving Communities founder, Jerry Millhon, and filmmaker Aimie Vallat wove powerful stories of inspiring resilience for past conferences presented at the Whidbey Institute. Now, they invite you to explore the courageous journey of West African asylee, Seattle lawyer Isatou Jallow.
Attend an evening of advocacy storytelling, showcasing: Aimie and co-director Guido Ronge’s short documentary “Little Rebel” with an enlightening presentation from Isatou, an advocate for her various communities; and, a chance for expansive conversations.
“Little Rebel” is a pro bono project in response to the US Administration’s travel ban. Reel Witness is currently raising funds for a longer film to visually document Isatou’s quest to The Gambia in January 2018- where she anticipates building an international coalition around disability rights as well as establishing her own nonprofit.
Inspired by her work with Thriving Communities, especially highlighting the power of the human spirit, Aimie formed Reel Witness to create advocacy documentaries — such as the award-winning ‘Present Moment’ about her father, beloved islander Gary Vallat.
Jerry and Aimie are thrilled to share her latest heart-opening film “Little Rebel” and to introduce Isatou Jallow’s powerful narrative on behalf of our asylee/refugee communities. Please join us!
Free and open to the public, limited seating
Piano Bar opens one hour prior to the event
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