Dont miss the story of The child soldier who is now an International Hip Hop star: Emmanuel Jal!
Watch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKaUkY1Gmik
Reel Causes in affiliation with VIFF /Vancity Theatre proudly presents
The inspiring true story of international Hip Hop star Emmanuel Jal
A fundraiser for the Inland Refugee Society (http://inlandrefugeesociety.ca/)
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1811 Seymour St
Sep 19, 7 pm, doors open at 6:00pm
Regular tickets 15 $
Reel Causes members 13 $ (at the door)
Buy tickets online: http://www.viff.org/theatre/films/fc7670-reel-causes-presents-war-child
Reel Causes membership here: http://reelcauses.org/membership/
Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carryin’ an Ak-47.” For hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war, these lyrics are hardly empty posturing. They are the bitter reality of a young man who was “forced to sin” but determined to “never give up and never give in.”
Today, wounded but still hopeful, Emmanuel Jal fights a new battle: bringing peace to his beloved Sudan and building schools in Africa.
This time, his weapon is a microphone. See why audiences from New York to Berlin to London rave about the award-winning film, War Child, and have embraced the hip-hop artist with a terrifying past and a gentle soul.
About Inland Refugee Society:
Inland Refugee Society of British Columbia, is a non-profit, non-governmental agency dedicated to providing assistance to families and individuals seeking refugee protection in Canada. Inland works in partnership with other refugee services organizations to prevent homelessness and hunger, and support social and economic integration in Canada. Inland assists refugee claimants to meet their immediate needs and adapt to their new home by helping to ensure that their basic needs are met, including housing, clothing, food and transportation & free English classes.
About Reel Causes:
Reel Causes is a registered BC non-profit society that organizes screenings of high quality film events at Vancity Theatre every month. 100% of the proceeds raised through ticket sales support different local charities focused on poverty, disease, environment, health & social issues.
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