Movie for a Cause: Ethiopia Drought Relief
Join us June 14, 2016 to raise funds and awareness for the Ethiopian drought. We'll be sharing a special screening of DIFRET, an award-winning film by Ethiopian filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari.
Proceeds from the event will support the Christian Children's Fund of Canada's drought relief effort. Benefiting those who are suffering from the worst drought the country has seen in more than 50 years.
TO ATTEND EVENT:
Make a $20 donation at www.ccfcanada.ca/movie-for-a-cause
*Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.
*Limited quantity will be available at the door
• Raffle prizes
• Guest speakers
• FREE bag of popcorn and light fare for the movie!
*No One Writes to the Colonel only accepts CASH AND DEBIT ONLY (No credit!)
For more information, call: 1-800-263-5437, ext. 610.
About the Ethiopian drought:
Even with years of grain storage and other precautions, it’s difficult to prepare for a country-wide drought. That’s the case in Ethiopia, where Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is responding to a crisis affecting more than 10-million children, women and men.
“Extreme weather in Ethiopia has caused massive crop failures, affecting farmers and their families across most parts of the country,” says Feleke Tadele, CCFC Ethiopia country director. “Without adequate food, water or sanitation, the situation has become urgent.”
To date, only half of the $1.4 billion in aid required to address the needs in Ethiopia has been provided by the international community, leaving a critical funding gap. CCFC is working alongside the Government of Ethiopia to distribute essential food to families in need and support community schools to ensure minimal interruptions during this crisis.
Based on the true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and the country’s advancement of equal rights.
DIFRET (2015) has won major international film festival awards, including Sundance, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, The Berlin International Film Festival, and The World Cinema Festival, Amsterdam, among others.