Sometimes we all need a reminder to look for the signs and not to take life too seriously. This story is told by John Mink, a true life character you'll read much more about in Timothy Kurek's upcoming book (TBA this Summer). John and Tim lived together in a rooming house in Portland, and the two quickly bonded in the home they called The Trumbull Manor (a 5,700 square foot, four story shack of a mansion located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland). We not only hope you enjoy this story, but we encourage you to ask yourself if you are really looking for all of the signs, and if you see them, to ask yourself if you are brave enough to go where they point you.
Developing America is proud to sponsor the debut screening of the new documentary, The Africa We Know!
Be sure to join us on Saturday, March 21 from 5:30-7:30 in Ward 1 of the Ward building at American University. For more event info, click here!
In the midst of all the negativity constructed and advertised about the "Dark" continent of Africa, a few Africans and Africa-lovers from American University decided to share their story through another lens: the positive side of the continent. How do they define the continent that has birthed them and watched them grow? What are some of the positive realities they experience that never make it to the media scene or in development circles? What does the Africa they know look like?
Prepare your mind to see the continent in a way you never thought of before-an Africa full of diversity, where positivity and negativity make for a more balanced reality. With a mix of formal and casual interviews and footage, this documentary wants to present a more colorful Africa to a diverse audience.
The screening event will give a glimpse into African culture through a Q/A discussion, music and dance performances, African clothing lines showcase, and African food. 25% of total ticket sales will be donated to an African Fellowship Initiative.
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