Preview & discussion of the film "Pushing the Elephant."
When civil war came to Rose’s Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.
Discussion panel members:
David Johnston, Head of Film Studies Department, Lyndon State College
Frank Landry, OSHER Representative
Christine Maddox, Local Activist
“Pushing the Elephant” premieres on Vermont Public Television on Friday, April 1, at 10 p.m.
Community Cinema is a presented locally as a partnership between VPT, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Community TV, Catamount Arts, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UVM.