The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
proudly presented a special screening of the extraordinarily important film
“Voices Beyond The Wall”
@ the Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The Reception & discussion with director Brad Coley was an inspirational thing indeed, made even more special by a beautiful introduction by Kimberly Engan, who volunteered at the orphanage & shared her first-hand experience.
The BRCSJ plans to hold many more screenings & if you would like to host such an event, please contact us~ firstname.lastname@example.org
More than half the proceeds were donated to RAÍCES, which promotes justice by providing free & low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, & refugees on the frontlines in Texas.
About the award-winning documentary itself:
Rescued from the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, murder capital of the world, orphaned girls find their voices in poetry as they heal traumas of their past & prepare to transition into an uncertain future…
Founded twenty-five years ago, Our Little Roses is the only girls’ orphanage in Honduras. Seventy girls, aged one to eighteen, have found refuge there from broken & destitute homes, murderous streets, & the neighboring Bordo, the worst slum in the Americas. Inside twenty-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire, the girls receive medical attention, food, shelter, & the nurturing care of a vibrant & entirely female collective of other “desechables” (a slang word for orphans, also used for “disposable ones”).
Exceutive produced by James Franco,
“Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World”
explores the question of how do those subjected to profoundest trauma & rejection begin to heal themselves and change the course of their lives?
This presentation was facilitated by the kindness of the
Princeton UU Social Justice Ministry.