Wed, April 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM • ACES Avaya Auditorium
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invites you to the Texas state premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary The Sari Soldiers with the film’s director, Julie Bridgham, on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 7:00 pm in the ACES Avaya Auditorium (corner of 24th and Speedway). Parking is available at the San Jacinto Garage and the Speedway Garage. Admission is free but on a first-come, first-served basis.Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King’s crackdown on civil liberties. Further information on the film is available from Women Make Movies.
Director Julie Bridgham and UT Anthropology professor Kaushik Ghosh will answer questions following the screening. The discussion will be moderated by Strauss Senior Fellow and LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Alan J. Kuperman, who coordinates the film series.
The screening is part of the Strauss Center’s International Security Film Series that screens new and forthcoming documentaries and feature films on topics of global concern, including ethnic conflict and humanitarian intervention.