Preview and discuss The Revolutionary Optimists by Maren Grainger-Monsen and Nicole Newnham
In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activities liking mapping their communities, these young girls and boys have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums.
For more information about the film, visit revolutionaryoptimists.org.
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