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The Revolutionary Optimists

This film is part of the monthly documentary series offered by Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO 89.3 FM (community jazz radio... your oasis in the city).

Be sure to reserve your tickets by clicking on this link and entering your information. Sie Film Center does not sell these tickets. RMPBS offers them for free, but you have to make a reservation. Then, RSVP here also so I know you're coming. The group wouldn't want to miss you!!!

Please remember, The Denver Cinema Club appreciates your donations to keep our group going. Meetup charges us and though we do not charge dues per say, we could really use your help paying the semi-annual fee. Thanks for your help.

Now, here is a description of the film:

Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. The Revolutionary Optimists follows him as he attempts to replicate his work in the brick fields outside the city, where children live and work in unimaginable conditions.

Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, the children in Calcutta's slums have cut their neighborhoods' malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields. Now, pushing at the limits of optimism, Amlan is attempting to take his work into the brickfields outside Calcutta, where spend their days making and carrying bricks using methods unchanged by centuries.

The Revolutionary Optimists proposes a workable solution to intractable 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.

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  • Brenda

    This was a very moving documentary!

    Just curious - were we going to go to The Great Gatsby this Sunday, or has that been canceled? thanks.

    May 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm trying to figure out where. If the film is still there, maybe Pavillions with Dazzle or Jack's for music.

      May 20, 2013

  • Jamie

    Having trouble changing the locatiom to this theatet when reserving ticket. Hoping I can get one if I show up at 1 pm.

    May 19, 2013

  • Anne

    Look forward to it

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reserved my ticket!

    May 1, 2013

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