We would like to invite you to a screening of Driving with Selvi, a character driven documentary film that highlights the challenges women and girls face. The film follows Selvi, a young Indian woman who refuses to accept a devalued notion of self, moving beyond the pain she’s experienced to create an entirely new life. This film has been recognized by the Reel Asian Festival, was an audience favorite at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and won “Best of Fest” at the Wakefield International Film Festival. It has been screened at numerous venues including the United Nations and Ford Foundation film festivals.
The director, Elisa Paloschi, has graciously lent us the film for a free screening open to the public. We are privileged to be the first college to screen it. Viewers of the film will also have the opportunity to support Selvi’s bus tour, through their independent Indiegogo campaign. Selvi, the protagonist, hopes to “screen the film to a million viewers in remote locations across India, and to create training opportunities for women in non-traditional livelihoods”. In addition to supporting Selvi, we request you support Global Social Entrepreneurship as well.
Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) provides students a unique opportunity to learn from changemakers. GSE is a two-part course that consists of a seminar led by students at the College of Wooster and an experiential learning component in Bangalore, India hosted by Indian activists. These two experiences bring together diverse students, community members, and partner organizations to learn from each other, as they learn about poverty alleviation movements in India. Students are also encouraged to make connections between global social problems and challenges in their local communities. We are now in the ninth week of our seminar and hope to travel to India in May 2016 for six weeks. This life altering experience will allow us to think and live differently while engaging in a transnational effort to address systematic problems in the education and livelihoods sectors.
Making an investment in GSE will benefit the students, and also contribute to the greater cause of social change in Bangalore, India and Wooster, Ohio. Click here to support our silent auction. Please circulate this announcement widely and come to the screening to find out more about our program.
The screening is Tuesday April 5th in Gault Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Hope to see you there,
Students of GSE 2016
Karsten Cao, Emily Colwell, Emily Foley, Tom Helsel, Maite Knorr-Evans, Heather Lockhart-Neff, Katie Lucero, Dylan Pederson, Chris Perrin and Jean Pham.
This event is cosponsored by the Global and International Studies Program and the Center for Entrepreneurship.