Umoja Now Presents

Film & Discussion: Kamenge Northern Quarters

"It is possible to build up a stable country in Burundi. The only thing to do is to believe and take the risk." Alexis Sinduhije

Join Umoja Now for a screening of the critically acclaimed film, Kamenge Northern Quarters, the picture of the soul of a whole country which asks for freedom and justice. The ideals Alexis Sinduhije is fighting for.

His story is closely linked to the life of his quarter, the Northern Quarters of the capital city of Bujumbura - symbol of one of the most cruel wars the world has ever know, the conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi - and of the young people that gravitate around the Kamenge Youth Center, the Nerve Center of reconstruction and coexistence after the civil war.

The background of those who have not left are interwoven with story of Alexis, who left his job as a journalist to found a political party and run for president.

The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion about the film and the current political violence in Burundi led by Pascal Akimana, Executive Director of Umoja Now. There will also be discussion of the March on Washington on Saturday, March 29, a call to end political violence in Burundi.

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The event is free, but donations are always welcome.

Thursday, March 27th, 7pm

716 Sumner Ave

Springfield, MA

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