Over 6,000 People Tour Museum Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum is open daily in downtown Clearwater, Florida

The museum presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry across fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights.

The museum presents the unvarnished history of psychiatry across fourteen audio-visual displays, each revealing another aspect of psychiatric abuse and violations of human rights.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum located Clearwater is part of an ongoing effort to educate individuals on human rights violations.

Students from nursing schools and technical colleges come to the museum to go through the self-guided tour as part of their clinical days and find the experience to be informative and eye opening.”

— CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — More than 6,000 people have toured the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum located in the headquarters for the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), as part of an ongoing effort to educate Floridians on human rights violations in the field of mental health.

CCHR, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, opened the museum located in downtown Clearwater, Florida during the summer of 2015 for the purpose of educating individuals on the history of psychiatry as well as their rights under the mental health law.

Consisting of 14 audiovisual displays revealing the hard facts about psychiatric abuses, the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum uses interviews on the mental health industry from more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators and survivors to expose the multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry.

Of the more than 6,000 people that have toured the museum are psychiatric nursing students brought in by their professors to learn the truth about psychiatry. Students from nursing schools and technical colleges from across the state come to the museum to go through the 2-hour self-guided tour as part of their clinical days and find the experience to be informative and eye opening.

In addition to the museum, CCHR holds weekly seminars and workshops delivered by attorneys, healthcare professionals and educators on the mental health law, commonly referred to as the Baker Act, the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs and alternative solutions for children who have been labeled with “learning disorders”.

The museum is open daily from 10am until 10pm and events are held weekly and monthly. Both are open to the general public and free of charge. For more information please call 727-442-8820 or visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/events/

About CCHR: CCHR has produced seven award-winning documentaries, with 7 million DVDs in 18 languages reaching 120 million people exposing drugging in the military, the irreparable harm of electric shock and the labeling and drugging of children. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon

The law offices of Lerner and Rowe, P.C. are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is more than happy to be able to sponsor this year's Ed Doherty Award Luncheon and give back to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. School sports do far more than”

— Kevin Rowe

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, December 5, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The law offices of Lerner and Rowe, P.C. are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2018 Ed Doherty Award Luncheon presented by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. This award luncheon takes place on Saturday, December 8th, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch from noon – 2 pm.

The Ed Doherty Award is the State of Arizona’s highest individual high school football honor. This award recognizes the player that best showcases their pursuit of excellence with integrity. The winner of the Ed Doherty Award demonstrates great ability combined with hard work, diligence and perseverance.

This award recognizes the well rounded accomplishments of the players, including their community involvement, academic performance and school spirit. This year, a total of 51 nominees are in the running for the Ed Doherty Award. The award will go to the state’s most outstanding high school football player as chosen by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club.

The Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Foundation will be providing a $7,500 cash donation to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. Lerner & Rowe will also be the presenting sponsor of the pre-luncheon reception. Lastly,the Lerner & Rowe Foundation will sponsor lunches for all Ed Doherty Award nominees, as well.

“Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is more than happy to be able to sponsor this year's Ed Doherty Award Luncheon and give back to the Classroom Teachers Assistance Fund. School sports do far more than simply provide physical activity. They teach players important life skills, like leadership and teamwork, that will benefit them as they make their way in the world. The future lies with our children and we gladly support the education our teachers and coaches provide,” said Kevin Rowe, founder of Lerner and Rowe’s Personal Injury Attorneys.

This year’s event will mark the 32nd year of the Ed Doherty Award Luncheon. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is proud to once again sponsor this annual event.

More about Lerner and Rowe

For more information about Lerner and Rowe’s personal injury attorneys call (602) 977-1900 or visit lernerandrowe.com. To learn more about the criminal defense and bankruptcy legal services offered by their partner law firm Lerner and Rowe Law Group, visit lernerandrowelawgroup.com. Looking for help filing for social security benefits? You can reach the law firm’s other legal partners at Social Security Disability Advocates by calling (602) 952-3200 or online at socialsecuritydisabilityadvocatesusa.com.

To connect with Lerner and Rowe on social media, follow the law firm on Twitter or Facebook. Also, remember to visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about the community services, sponsorships, and events that the team at Lerner and Rowe support.

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Thomas Gaiter Foundation Announces Release of Data Underscoring Better Birth Outcomes for Strong Start Birth Centers

Improved outcomes observed among Birth Center participants may offer health benefits & cost savings that are realized long past the infant's first year of life.

Strong Start birth center outcomes demonstrate that this model of holistic prenatal care can address economic and social challenges and reduce rates of preterm and low birth weight.”

— Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM Strong Start Project Director

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC, November 26, 2018: The Thomas Gaiter Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and health of all through financial assistance, support, and insight, this week announced Strong Start for Mothers and Newborn data have been officially released to the public.

On February 8, 2012, the then Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, announced the launched Strong Start, a new initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)to study innovative prenatal care models to reduce preterm birth and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. An evaluation of the full performance of the 27 Strong Start program awardees (2013-2017) was released on November 9, 2018. The report details outcomes of the programs' goals to improve quality of care, reduce rates of preterm births and low birth weight infants, and reduce the cost to Medicaid during pregnancy, birth, and the infant's first year of life.

"The Strong Start evaluation report shows that when women in birth center care are matched to women with similar medical risk profiles, preterm birth, low birth weight births, and unnecessary cesareans are all significantly reduced by birth center care," said Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM, Strong Start Project Director at American Association of Birth Centers (AABC). "Strong Start birth center outcomes demonstrate that this model of holistic prenatal care can address economic and social challenges and reduce rates of preterm and low birth weight."

The three models examined were distributed across the nation, including Maternity Care Homes, 26,007 enrollees, Group Prenatal Care, 10,508 enrollees, and freestanding midwifery model Birth Centers, 8,806 enrollees.

The report found that women who received prenatal care in Strong Start Birth Centers had better birth outcomes and lower costs relative to similar Medicaid beneficiaries not enrolled in Strong Start. Particularly, rates of preterm births, low birth weight infants, and cesarean sections were lower among Birth Center participants. Additionally, maternity costs were reduced by more than $2,000 per mother-infant pair during birth and the following year.

“For all Medicaid programs seeking to improve health outcomes of their covered populations, our findings have uncovered the importance and success of utilizing birth centers today,” said Thomas Gaiter, MD. “We hope all agencies and providers take these important findings to heart, curating a better healthcare plan in the future.”

The Thomas Gaiter Foundation strongly supports the positive results as reported by the CMS/CMMI.
Since the focus of the foundation is education and health, the new government report will certainly impact the health and well-being of mothers and infants as identified by the Strong Start Project.

For more information, visit: https://www.thomasgaiterfoundation.org.

Thomas Gaiter
Thomas Gaiter Foundation
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NFL KNEELING: A LONG-TERM SOLUTION Worth Considering — Even When NFL Protests Are No Longer Making Headlines

Player kneeling

Pro History 360: Solution designed to address what the NFL players have been protesting

Player ruinning with football

Pro History 360 — NFL players who have read the proposal love it!!!

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Pro History 360 — A Grand Vision for America

A powerful community-wide SOLUTION to a seemingly intractable issue…that connects the ups & downs of American history to the more hopeful future we all desire

This comprehensive, ever-expanding project is a gateway to the solution…designed to address the needs of the NFL players, the NFL team owners, the advertisers, the fans and community leaders.”

— Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.

NEW YORK, NY, US, December 4, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For every protest there is a SOLUTION. And Dr. Joel Freeman has designed a solution to address the concerns of the NFL players, team owners, advertisers and the fans.

Imagine students (K-12) within a 30-mile radius of every NFL arena being positively impacted EVERY YEAR by Pro History 360 – along with the involvement of local police and NFL players.

A GRAND VISION FOR AMERICA.. Comprehensive. Long-Term. Sustainable. Ever-Expanding. Transformational. Hopeful. Educational. Solutional.

ACTION: Contact Dr. Freeman and ask for a copy of his proposal for the NFL. He is wide open to talk once you have read his 15-page proposal (available upon request).

Well over 150 years ago Frederick Douglass stated: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will….If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

For the last four centuries our country has struggled with powerful issues surrounding race relations. And now those issues have spilled over into our NFL stadiums.

Joel Freeman served for 20 seasons in player development as the mentor/chaplain for the NBA Washington Bullets (now the Wizards). He also owns a comprehensive Black History collection.

As a result of talking with many people on all sides of the issues, Joel Freeman has developed a comprehensive proposal for addressing the peaceful protest many NFL players have expressed by kneeling during the National Anthem.

So, what is Pro History 360? — www.ProHistory360.com

It’s a sustainable, long-term, ever-expanding and transformational project that provides a 360 degree perspective on race relations in America — through the gateway of culture, history and meaningful conversations.

Think of Dr. Freeman's proposed solution as a GATEWAY to more problem-solving layers — even when kneeling in the NFL no longer seems to be grabbing the headlines. A solution worth considering.

ACTION: If you are an NFL player (current or retired), if you own or work for an NFL team franchise, or someone who is interested in this issue…contact Dr. Freeman today at 410-991-9718.

Upon your request, Joel will email you a free comprehensive solution that provides a common-sense, well-designed, sustainable and ever-expanding pathway for the NFL owners & players to lead in this important issue.

CLICK — http://www.ProHistory360.com

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Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D.
Freeman Institute
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The Harrowing 1960-80s Childcare System Revealed in Painful, Honest Book.

This book is about the harrowing, personal and first-hand experiences of the 1960-80s childcare system.

One of the most emotional journeys you will ever take with a child who survives unbelievable childhood adversity. it truly is a tribute to the child and the man who wrote it.”

— Amanda Knowles

LONDON, LONDON, UK, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This book is about the harrowing, personal and first-hand experiences of the 1960-80s childcare system..
It highlights the brutally horrific system, that made countless victims of the very children it was designed to protect. These brutally horrific regimes, founded upon extraordinary levels of inhumanity, cruelty, violence, fear, and intimidation, brought children to their knees, brutalised, cowed and often in fear for their very existence.

It was a stark, depressive, and oppressively dysfunctional system, that imposed perpetual physical suffering and mental hardship, upon its most vulnerable charges. It was a pernicious cycle of ritualised systematic abuse, inflicted on some of the most vulnerable children society could offer up.

“The book was written and designed to shed light on the abuses of the past, put the present into context, and inform the delivery of care in the future.” Snowball..

This was the environment that the ‘Unfortunates’ found themselves embedded in during the 1960s. It was a system that lacked care, thought, and all things humane. A system where the imposition of brutal physical and sexual abuse had become normalised, legitimised, embraced and ultimately, forcefully accepted. This was life in a local authority home.
These were the homes of ‘the Damned’, where a catalogue of daily horrors were inflicted for the personal pleasure of those charged with the care of this hidden, and often forgotten, sub-culture of children who, through no fault of their own, were forced to embrace these traumas, and endure a fight for their very survival.

“One of the most emotional journeys you will ever take with a child who survives unbelievable childhood adversity. it truly is a tribute to the child and the man who wrote it.” Amanda Knowles.
“All workers in the child protection industry across the world should have to read Oi, You F*cker as part of their training and professional development.” Dr Dee Michell.

About Snowball.
A well-travelled, intelligent, self-employed purveyor of life. Snowball a former soldier and firefighter, survived the hardships, rigours and brutality of 1960-1970s childcare, to become a successful, respected member of the very society that had so brutally rejected him.

Dedicated to the protection of children in the childcare system, snowball has now embarked on speaking engagements around the country, in order to ensure that the lessons of the past, are used to inform the practices of the future.

An inspirational, humorous and often witty character, snowball brings a radiant light into the darkest areas of historical abuse within the childcare system.

The book is available to purchase now via Amazon. We also have a limited number of review copies available to people in exchange for a review, media interview or feature about the book.

Please email info@authoramp.com if you would like to request a copy.

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Condoms Still Best Protection Against AIDS

Courtesy of Radio France International

The Three Amigos – Wildlife

The Three Amigos – Bungee Jump

The Three Amigos speak to 84 percent of world’s sufferers

OTTAWA, CANADA, December 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On December 1, World AIDS Day was a reminder that the use of condoms remains the most-effective way to avoid catching and spreading the HIV/AIDS virus. It was also a reminder that Chocolate Moose Media’s The Three Amigos campaign speaks directly to those places where the disease is a major scourge.

The 20-epsiode, animated public service announcements promote the message of condom use in 45 languages and have been seen in 150 countries since they were first released in 2004 at the height of the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

Through the use of humour, they are as relevant today as 24 years ago and have played a role in dimishing the effect of the disease where it continues to claim thousands of lives each year, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where 84% of the the world’s AIDS cases exist, according to UNAIDS. Champions of the campaign include Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It also won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2006.

All The Three Amigos episdoes are available for free use on Firdaus Kharas’ Vimeo channel.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online in a Vimeo channel.

Mike Levin
Chocolate Moose Media
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The Three Amigos – Roulette


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GLEN LERNER GIVES BACK CHRISTMAS TOYS 2,000 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys partners with the Waukegan Police Department and Liberty Temple Church to give away 2,000 Christmas presents to children.

We want to ensure that the children in these neighborhoods have something to unwrap on Christmas day. No other holiday captures my vision for Glen Lerner Gives Back, like Christmas.”

— Glen Lerner

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US, December 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys partners with the Waukegan Police Department and Liberty Temple church to give away 2,000 Christmas presents to children of all ages in one undisclosed Waukegan neighborhood.

“We want to ensure that the children in these neighborhoods have something to unwrap on Christmas day. No other holiday captures my vision for Glen Gives Back, like Christmas,” said attorney Glen Lerner.

For more details about the Glen Lerner Gives Back Christmas Toys, please contact Guy Williams at (702) 877-1500 or via email at gwilliams@glenlerner.com.

About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner has grown his law practice into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois and Indiana. The Glen Lerner attorneys have relationships with attorneys across the country to assist those who are injured to find an attorney and get the help they need no matter where the accident occurs. For additional information, visit glenlerner.com or call (702) 877-1500.

Follow the Firm on Twitter (twitter.com/glenlerner) and like their Facebook page (facebook.com/glenlernerinjuryattorneys) for current updates regarding legal topics and the Firm’s community involvement and special events.

Guy Williams
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
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GLEN LERNER GIVES BACK CHRISTMAS TOYS: 2,000 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Christmas giveaway

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys partners with the LVMPD, Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, and Valley Bible church to give away 2,000 Christmas presents.

We want to ensure that the children in these neighborhoods have something to unwrap on Christmas day. No other holiday captures my vision for Glen Lerner Gives Back, like Christmas.”

— Glen Lerner

LAS VEGAS, NV, USA, December 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys partners with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Calvary Chapel Spring Valley, and Valley Bible church to give away 2,000 Christmas presents to children of all ages on December 14th in an undisclosed underprivileged neighborhood.

“We want to ensure that the children in these neighborhoods have something to unwrap on Christmas day. No other holiday captures my vision for Glen Lerner Gives Back, like Christmas,” said attorney Glen Lerner.

For more details about the Glen Lerner Gives Back Christmas Toys, please contact Guy Williams at (702) 877-1500 or via email at gwilliams@glenlerner.com.

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About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner has grown his law practice into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois and Indiana. The Glen Lerner attorneys have relationships with attorneys across the country to assist those who are injured to find an attorney and get the help they need no matter where the accident occurs. For additional information, contact us online or call (702) 877-1500.

Follow the Firm on Twitter and like their Facebook page for current updates regarding legal topics and the Firm’s community involvement and special events.

Guy Williams
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
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CMM Named Best Social Change Media Company

Firdaus Kharas

Award recognizes work with pressing social problems

I am also very happy because of the increasing attention humanitarians are getting around the world as they work for progressive social change.”

— Firdaus Kharas

OTTAWA, CANADA, November 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) has been named Best Social Change Media Production Company for 2019 by CV Magazine’s Canadian Business Awards. The company also earned two independent awards for its most-recent animated public service announcement “Whispers With Stones.”

The Canadian business award reveals the impact founder Firdaus Kharas has made not only in Canada but in humanitarian efforts around the world, including work with rape stigmatization and Ebola. It is the fourth time his body of work has been recognized by granting agencies.

“Whispers With Stones,” a short video dealing with a young girl’s reaction when her father is accused of sexual assault at work, was given an Award of Merit Special Mention by the Accolade Global Film Competition and an Award of Merit by Infiefest. It is in nine language versions and was co-produced by The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church. The musical score was created by Ottawa’s Andrew Huggett.

“I am honoured by these annoucements. I am also very happy because of the increasing attention humanitarians are getting around the world as they work for progressive social change,” Kharas says.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition. More than 3,600 animated videos in 245 language versions are available online in a Vimeo channel.

Mike Levin
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Four ArtMattan Films Have Their Theatrical Run at Cinema Village

Friday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2018 @ Cinema Village

Dr. Mukwege, The Man Who Mends Women directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman

Tazzeka directed by Jean Phillipe Gaud

No shade directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Artmattan Film's 26th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival has been running from Nov. 23 and will continue until Dec. 9, 2018.

From Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 the festival will be bringing some of its films to Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, New York.”

— nyadiff.org/

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES , November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 26th annual New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (NYADIFF) is well underway in New York City with 61 films playing from 40 countries world wide! Having started on Friday, November 23, 2018, the festival has had screenings showing in Teachers College, Columbia University and MIST Harlem. From Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 the festival will be bringing some of its films to Cinema Village in Greenwich Village, New York.

Here are the films you should look out for:

KINSHASA MAKAMBO
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 5:30pm daily
In January 2015, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, sought a constitutional amendment that would allow him to be elected president for a third time.

This film documents the resulting demonstrations and follows three protagonists of the resistance. Ben, who lives in exile in New York, takes the advice of his fellow countrymen in exile and decides to join the struggle in the Congo. Jean Marie, who has just been released from prison, continues his public campaign for his country’s freedom and is persecuted by the secret service. Christian fights unperturbed in the streets of Kinshasa, even after former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, on whom the opposition had pinned their hopes, dies and the movement against Kabila’s extension of his time in office seems paralyzed.

Should one resist in exile, or fight on the ground in the Congo? Should resistance be non-violent or should force be used if required? Filmed throughout with a handheld camera that stays very close to the protagonists, even in precarious conditions, Dieudo Hamadi explores the pros and cons of different forms of resistance.

As of September 2018, general elections are scheduled to be held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 23 December 2018, to determine a successor to incumbent President Joseph Kabila.

(Directed by Dieudo Hamadi, 2017, France/Germany/Norway/Qatar/Switzerland, 75 minutes, documentary, French, Lingala with English subtitles.)

THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 3:10pm daily
2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Denis Mukwege is internationally known as the man who has assisted thousands of women who have been sexually assaulted during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, his endless struggle to put an end to these atrocities and denounce the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators is not welcome. Threatened with death, Doctor Denis Mukwege now lives cloistered in his hospital in Bukavu. But he is no longer alone in his struggle. The women to whom he has restored physical integrity and dignity, stand beside him, true activists for peace, hungry for justice.

(Directed by Thierry Michel and Colette Braeckman, 2015, Belgium/Congo, 113min, documentary in French, English, Swahil and Mashi with English subtitles.)

NO SHADE
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 9:20pm daily
No Shade explores the hardships of the modern dating world through the dysmorphic presence of colorism as well as the fetishization of black women in a way that is tactful and honest. Jade is both effervescent and relatable as a 28 year old single woman of dark complexion who just “can’t seem to get it right,” let alone liberate herself from her unrequited love for the repressive and colorist Danny. The world through her eyes is both a quirky and tumultuous obstacle course of courtship catastrophes and heart-gripping silences. Despite Jade’s line up of Tinder flops and her challenges in the friend-zone, she is easy to engage with and adorable. Jade’s charisma, quirk, beauty, vulnerability and perseverance throughout the film make her a thoughtful heroine with a twist of comedic spunk in the end.
(Directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, 2018, UK, 104 minutes, Romance/Drama, English)

TAZZEKA
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 @ 1:00pm daily
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his passion for cooking.
(Directed by Jean Phillipe Gaud, 2018, France/Morocco, 95 minutes, French, Arabic with English subtitles)

Diarah N'Daw-Spech
African Diaspora International Film Festival
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