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Friday, November 18 • 12:45pm - 2:20pm
Leaving Africa (85m)

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Leaving Africa
(Finland) In English, Luganda, and Finnish with English subtitles
(2015) 85 min. (1.85:1)

DIR Iiris Härmä, PRO Visa Koiso-Kanttila, SCR Iiris Härmä, DP Visa Koiso-Kanttila, EDIT Niels Pagh Andersen, MUS Marcel Vaid, CAST Riitta Kujala, Cathrine Othieno, Daizy Kimboza

Finnish Riitta and Ugandan Catherine have something in common, work, a shared home and a sense of humor. Riitta has been working in aid work in Uganda for more than 25 years, and soon it is time for her to retire and to return to Finland. Before that, Riitta and Catherine will invite religious leaders to a course in which they challenge the priests and the imams to a straightforward, taboo breaking discussion on women’s right to their bodies, sexuality and life. However, soon Riitta and Catherine will hear of serious allegations made against them. These allegations will jeopardize their entire life’s work. This documentary is an emotional film that depicts the empowerment of women and its impact on individuals, communities and global development. The film reveals also the value, content and challenges of development co-operation.

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Iiris Härmä

Director, Leaving Africa
M.A. Iiris Härmä has experience as a producer, production coordinator, director and writer in documentary film productions. Since 1999 She has worked in her own Guerilla Films production company. Her films include “Leaving Africa” (2015,) “The Child Of Silent Winter” (2012... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2016 12:45pm - 2:20pm MST
Heritage Center - Hall B 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, UT 84720
  Red Grid Screening, Documentary, Feature, Red Grid