'Youth Power: From Cairo to Congo' panel feat. Jimmie Briggs, Nathaniel Houghton
Youth Power: From Cairo to Congo
Using the North African revolution as a starting point, this panel will explore the Congolese youth movement, and its potential impact on the upcoming elections as young Congolese strive to have greater say in the future of their country.
Jimmie Briggs, Journalist, author, and founder of the Man-Up campaign
Nathaniel Houghton, Founder and CEO of Congo Leadership Initiative
Priscillia Kounkou-Hoveyda, Co-Founder of NowAfriCAN
Kambale Musavuli, Activist and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo
Panel Preceded by:
Building Beyond Conflict: Inspiring Congolese Kids For A Brighter Future
(Cultures of Resistance, 2010, 7 min.)
***Proceeds from Congo in Harlem will go to emerging Congolese filmmakers ***
ABOUT CONGO IN HARLEM 3:
Congo in Harlem 3 is the third annual series of Congo-related films and special events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This year's program features a wide range of films by Congolese and international directors, representing some of the most important issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most screenings will be followed by panel discussions, special events, musical performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem 3 will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience -- it will offer opportunities to celebrate Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialogue, and get involved.
A critical focus of this year's program will be the upcoming 2011 presidential elections in Congo, scheduled to take place in late November. Key issues will be addressed in panel discussions and post-screening Q&As.
Throughout the series, there will be a silent auction of fashion items created by African designers, courtesy of Bel Esprit. Proceeds from the auction will help support the ongoing programming of Congo In Harlem.
Congo in Harlem 3 is a non-profit series. All events have been made possible by the generous support of the Caipirinha Foundation, V-Day, Panzi Foundation, DISH Africa TV and contributions from other organizations and individuals.
Series Partners and Friends: Friends of the Congo, Man-Up, Now AfriCAN, Project Girl Performance Collective, HEAL Africa, Panzi Foundation, Cultures of Resistance, Mutaani FM, Yole!Africa, V-Day, Tabilulu Productions, Music Box Films, National Geographic Entertainment, New York African Film Festival
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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