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Picture House In Pelham Screens Documentary On Kenya Academy For Girls

The Worldview Series is coming to The Picture House.
The Worldview Series is coming to The Picture House. Photo Credit: Contributed

PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Picture House Regional Film Center will continue its new film series, Worldview with an advance screening of the new documentary "Girls of Daraja: Powerful Beyond Measure" on Sunday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.

The brand new chapter in the award-winning series on the Daraja Academy in Kenya will have its world premiere at The Picture House. "Girls of Daraja: Powerful Beyond Measure" is the follow-up to the award-winning "Girls of Daraja and School Of My Dreams" about Kenyan girls empowered to change the world. This third film documents an historic cultural exchange with high schools in Northern California as two Daraja students and their principal journey to the U.S. for the first time, sharing powerful stories about the impact of girls' education worldwide.

After the screening, Clayton Bushong, Picture House director of programming,  will moderate a discussion and Q and A with the director of the film, Barbara Rick and the Academy’s founders Jason and Jenni Doherty.

Rick is president and founder of Out of The Blue Films, Inc., a Peabody and Emmy-winning filmmaker and journalist for more than twenty years. The five-part Worldview film series explores how we learn about people and issues outside of our daily sphere of reference and what our responsibility is to the global society at large. Films will be recent releases— both documentary and narrative, international and domestic—that expose the audience to a perspective of a culture, an issue, or an event that is exceptional in its depth, access, or nuance.

The series will consist of daytime educational screenings and discussions for middle and high school students from lower Westchester plus an evening public screening and post-film discussion with a well-known moderator and guests.

Tickets to the public screening of "Girls of Daraja: Powerful Beyond Measure" and post-film discussion are $15 for general admission, $12 for members, $10 for seniors, free for students and are available at this link or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Ln. in Pelham. School and community groups interested in daytime educational screenings in the Worldview series should contact or call 914-738-3161.

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