Press Releases


April 9, 2013

Milwaukee Public Television's Community Cinema will offer a preview and discussion of THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. The preview event, which takes place at Discovery World, is free and open to the public.

In the slums of Kolkata, India, children may be the best agents of change. Filmed over the course of several years, THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS follows Amlan Ganguly and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence. Amlan doesn't rescue children in the slums; he empowers them with dramatic results as they fight for the better future he persuades them to imagine. He encourages them to battle poverty and transform their neighborhoods with dramatic results, including promoting immunizations to other children.

Following the screening, Dr. Paul Hunter from the Medical Society of Milwaukee County and Dr. Nathan Schloemer, a pediatrician with Children's Hospital, will discuss childhood immunizations and health care. Marie Sandy, an associate professor with UW-Milwaukee, will discuss the benefits of building a strong community and how individuals can work towards social justice.

THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS will be broadcast in June on MPTV.

MPTV Community Cinema previews local and national films monthly, September through May. With the exception of a "special preview," all previews are held at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For more details, call (414) 297-7520.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
P: (414) 297-7518