Screening of ‘Rebuilding Hope’ by HOPE for Ariang
June 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Spend an inspiring and unforgettable evening with HOPE for Ariang learning about “Lost Boy” and CNY resident, Gabriel Bol Deng’s tireless journey to help rebuild his home village of Ariang, South Sudan after decades of civil war. Free to the public.
Watch the award winning-documentary, Rebuilding Hope, by Jen Marlowe as it follows Gabriel’s journey back to South Sudan and learn more about HOPE for Ariang’s current work in South Sudan.
6:00 Doors open to view ArtRage’s current exhibition, Impressions: South Sudan – Photographs of Michelle Gabel and Bruce Strong.
6:30 Screening of Rebuilding Hope by Jen Marlowe
7:45 Update on HOPE for Ariang’s work in South Sudan with Q & A session
Synopsis of Rebuilding HOPE…
As small children, Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol fled their villages in South Sudan due to civil war. They became a part of a group of thousands of other boys with a similar story, nicknamed “The Lost Boys” upon resettlement in the USA in 2001.
In May 2007, Gabriel, Koor, and Garang, now in their twenties, embarked on a journey back to South Sudan to discover whether their homes and families had survived, what the current situation is in South Sudan, and how they can help their community rebuild after devastating civil war.
Rebuilding Hope is a powerful record of the three young men’s quest to find surviving family-members and rediscover and contribute to their homeland; it also sheds light on what the future holds for South Sudan in its precarious struggle for peace, development and stability.
About HOPE for Ariang:
HOPE for Ariang Foundation, founded by Gabriel Bol Deng, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing South Sudanese with inclusive access to education, opportunities, and resources, with a special focus on women and girls.
HOPE for Ariang Foundation built and currently supports Ariang School, a primary school that currently educates 650 boys and girls in grades one to eight.
For More Information:
Contact Liz at HopeForAriang@gmail.com