University of Pittsburgh
The Center for International Legal Education presents:

“Tapestries of Hope”, a Film Screening

April 2, 2011 - 2:00pm4:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 107
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Michealene Cristini Risley will present a free screening of her award winning documentary "Tapestries of Hope." The film is a feature-length documentary following human rights activist Betty Makoni and her work with the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe. The film reveals the impact of the long-held myth in many African societies that intercourse with virgin girls under the age of 14 will "cure" HIV/AIDS. The raw footage was seized by Zimbabwean officials as Ms. Risley attempted to leave the country and had to be smuggled out in order to make "Tapestries of Hope." Ms. Risley will answer questions following the film.

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