The Revolutionary Optimists
Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 7pm – 8pm iCal
Elm & Cannell Avenues, Room 111, Academic Classroom Building, Colorado Mesa University
Each month between September and June, the Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema presents free documentary films from the Emmy Award winning PBS series Independent Lens. Filmed over the course of several years, "The Revolutionary Optimists" follows Amlan Ganguly and three of the children he works with on an intimate journey through adolescence, as they fight for the better future he encourages them to imagine is deservedly theirs. Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change. A wine and cheese reception at 6:30pm and community discussion regarding the issues presented in the film follows each screening.