This fall, DER is proudly partnering with Emerson College and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston to bring you a multi-cultural film series! Weâ€™re looking forward to our second screening of Fambul Tok on October 24th — see you there!
Named one of â€śThe 12 Best Films of SXSWâ€ť in 2011 by Paste Magazine, Fambul Tok is told by the victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. In this film, Sierra Leoneans come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies to revive their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk). Fambul Tok explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.
Libby Hoffman, the filmâ€™s producer and president of the organization Catalyst for Peace will be joining us for a Q&A after the screening. Dr. Gillian Goslinga, an anthropologist and filmmaker whose current work focuses on community ritual and healing from historical trauma, will moderate the Q&A.
Each screening will be held at Emersonâ€™s Bright Family Screening Room at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public, so please spread the word to your friends, students, colleagues, and social media outlets! We hope to see you at this event, and at our our final screening in December!
A LIFE WITHOUT WORDS
Thursday, 12/5, 7pm
Guest speakers TBA
In rural Nicaragua, deaf young adults Dulce Maria and her brother Francisco have lived their entire lives without any access to language — spoken, written, or signed — until Tomasa, a deaf sign-language teacher, arrives determined to teach them their first words.