Sit Beside Me / Tvé místo vedle mě - 52'
- Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00
Amidst the astonishing poverty of Calcutta streets, one woman creates a miraculous melting pot of potential where rich, poor, destitute, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, children unite, actively rewire their society and create a future of their own choosing. Sit Beside Me is the story of a young Irish girl who longed to comfort the untouchables of her own classroom during WWII. At 13, Cyril Mooney resolved to dedicate her life to helping those living in oppression on the margins of society. At 20, she went to India for life, to sit beside those most in need. There she opened the gates of her school to children of all castes, religions and social backgrounds, igniting a surprisingly simple yet radically effective revolution in education.
Norwegian filmmaker. He has created many film projects in India, China, Norway, East Africa and the Middle East.
She received a degree in Multimedia Arts at City University of New York. She is recipient of the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Fellowship in support of the project “Three Women - One World”. She produced, shot and edited the short documentary “Working Young” about child labor in Nepal.
Jenne Magno is a specialist in integrated international development in the areas of human rights, education, health and agriculture. Her current work focuses on power dynamics and paradigms of empowerment. She created Pravaha productions
to share the stories of exceptional catalysts who are leading revolutions in education, social-justice and earth-stewardship.