“Tapestries of Hope”, a Film Screening
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.