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Engineers Without Borders Film Premiere

Date: 04/27/2010

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Coffman Memorial Theater Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

Water for Mulobere

In summer 2009, Beth Anderson, the video producer for the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE), traveled to Uganda with the Engineers Without Borders student group. With funding from the IonE and its signature program, IREE, the student-led organization implemented a solar-powered water supply system for Hope Integrated Academy, a vocational college, high school and community resource center in rural Mulobere. The system now provides the entire school and more than 500 villagers with clean drinking water. The project also incorporates a sanitation building design and health education focused on malaria prevention. Anderson roughed it alongside the volunteers and captured footage for this short documentary.

Click here to see the trailer for Water for Mulobere

The evening will open with a performance by the Hayor Bibimma African Dance Company.  After the film there will be a question and answer session with students and the fillmmaker.

Doors open at 6:30p.m.

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This event is co-sponsored by Global Spotlight, the Office of International Programs’ biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2009-2010, the focus will be on the continent of Africa and the issue of Water in the World. 

Contact:

  • Name: Stephanie Szurek
  • E-mail: sjszurek@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

More information: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/EWBdocumentary.html

Disability Options:

Room is handicap accessible.

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