H.O.P.E. Was Here continues to make rounds at US universities. After screening at Boston University, James Madison University, Kansas State, and University of Pittsburgh, among others, H.O.P.E. will screen to the NYU Alternative Breaks Program on Monday, March 30, after students return from their spring break projects. Following the screening will be a Q&A session with director Mark Denega, plus a discussion facilitated by NYU's Center of Multicultural Education and Programs.
NYU students on one of several alternative break trips that the school offers around the world.
Over 280 NYU students traveled across the globe last year to spend their spring break, winter break and weekends working with various host communities on issues such as literacy, poverty, homelessness, racism, immigration, disaster relief, and the environment.
"We definitely understand how crucial it is for participants to have already started the process of contemplating the effects of their service on different communities and this film is a great launching board," says Anne-Marcelle Ngabirano, Operations Chair at NYU Alternative Breaks. "The entire project can be really beneficial to our community here in reinforcing our purpose and hopefully offers an opportunity for reflection."
H.O.P.E. Was Here will re-release online on Tuesday, March 31, the day after the NYU screening, at hopewasherefilm.com, where other colleges, clubs, and communities can purchase an educational download of the film to host their own screenings. Individuals can rent the film and stream on web, mobile, Chromecast or Roku.
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