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Special Film Screening: A Small Act

HBO Documentary Films Presents 


a film by Jennifer Arnold

small act

At New LA Charter School, we know that even the tiniest actions can change entire lives.  Please join us for a special film screening and Q & A with filmmaker Jennifer Arnold that will amaze and inspire you.

Film Screening at Stage 52 
(Reception to follow at New LA)
5299 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Saturday, February 19
7 to 9 pm
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“A Small Act” tells the story of Chris Mburu, who as a child in a poor village in Kenya was destined for a life of hardship until a woman in Sweden provided the modest amount of money needed to keep him in school.  Chris ended up with a degree from Harvard and a job with the United Nations investigating human-rights abuses.

The film plays between two stories: Chris attempting to find the woman, and his efforts to start his own sponsorship fund to send poor Kenyan kids to school.  The woman turns out to have an unexpected personal story that makes their connection truly stirring.  The backdrop of the film is the political violence in Kenya which followed the disputed 2008 elections.

Click on the link below to RSVP.  Tickets are limited.

We look forward to seeing you on February 19!


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