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MPTV Community Cinema: THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS

Thursday, May 2, 2013 / 6:30 pm


MPTV Community Cinema:  THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS

FREE PREVIEW & DISCUSSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Discovery World-Innovation Theater
500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

In the slums of Kolkata, India, children may be the best agents of change. Teacher Amlan Ganguly doesn't rescue children in the slums; he empowers them with dramatic results. Filmed over the course of several years, THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS follows Amlan and three of the children he works with on a journey through adolescence, as they fight for a better future. The documentary proposes a workable solution to big problems associated with poverty, including preventable diseases and ineffectual governance. Ganguly's story suggests that education and child empowerment are crucial keys to lifting entire societies out of hopelessness.

Following the screening, a panel of experts will be available for discussion and questions on the topics of childhood immunizations and health care, including Dr. Paul Hunter, Associate Medical Director for the City of Milwaukee Health Department and representative of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County, and Dr. Nathan Schloemer, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital. Marie Sandy, an associate professor with UWM, will discuss the benefits of building a strong community and how individuals can work towards social justice.

Street parking at no cost and facility parking for a fee are available. Doors open at 6 pm. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Additional information: Viewer Services at 414-297-7520