Film highlights big impact of small act
Quinte Grannies for Africa will host a screening of the awardwinning documentary, “A Small Act,” at St. Thomas Anglican Church later this month.
The film, which will be shown on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., illustrates how a small contribution can have an impact on countless lives and argues that each of us has the ability and responsibility to effect change. Admission to the film is $10.
Chris Mburu is a bright but poor schoolboy in a village in Kenya. His life is changed when a school teacher in far-off Sweden becomes his sponsor. Her sponsorship allows Chris to eventually earn a law degree and become a United Nations Human Rights Officer. In the film, viewers see the ripple effect of “a small act” as they meet and hear the story of Chris’ benefactor, Hilde Back, and learn about the education fund created by Chris in her name. Chris believes in the transformative power of education because that is what changed his life.
Funds raised at the screening will be donated to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Hilde Back Education Fund. The screening of the film is one of the many small acts of Grandmothers groups working to mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers and the orphans for whom they care.
Tickets available at the door or call 613-968-9659 or 613-9625507.