Please join us for a special presentation from the filmmakers of the documentary film Rose & Nangabire on



Rose Mapendo was separated from her daughter, Nangabire, when ethnic violence came to her village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the United States. Through the eyes of this remarkable pair, Rose & Nangabire explores the effects of conflict on women, and the role of women in bringing peace and reconciliation to war-torn countries.

Screening video footage from Rose & Nangabire, the filmmakers and the film’s cultural consultant will discuss the use of media in activism and advocacy.

Who: Beth Davenport & Elizabeth Mandel, filmmakers

Marie-Claudine Mukamabano (survivor of genocide in Rwanda),

artist, activist and cultural consultant

When: Monday, June 15th, 12:00-1:00pm

Where: Classroom of Dr. Theresa Nona

Lehman College, Room 212, Carman Hall

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

(by subway, take the 4 to Kingsbridge or the D to Bedford)

Free and Open to the Public

For more information, call 646-230-6228 x235

or visit

special thanks to Dr. Theresa Nona and Lehman College

Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel are 2008 Artists’ Fellowship recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts

(NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of NYFA.


About Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO

"Nothing I say could come close to the poignancy of your voices, your songs, or the power of your heart-wrenching testimonials, some of which we will hear in a few minutes. Before I begin, I would like to thank Marie Claudine Mukamabano, for gracing us with such a moving song" . Said ; UN Secretary - General Ban Ki- moon's remarks at fifteenth commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in New York, 7 April 2009. Marie Claudine International Entreupreneur Awards Winer Marie-Claudine MUKAMABANO is a Dancer/Singer, Model, Actress, activist and the founder of “Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project” a Charitable ORGANIZATION dedicated to finding safe place for street kids who were orphaned by the horrendous Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and HIV/AIDS. Claudine is also a survivor of that Genocide, her family and fellow tribe members were violently killed around her,Marie Claudine Mukamabano today talks about the simple joy of being alive. She has traveled throughout Africa and other areas of the world, enjoining people of differing cultures to embrace their potential for survival and growth. Mukamabano is determined to educate people about HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty. September 20-21,2009 she founded PEACE RWANDA CONVENTION for the First time ever in Rwandan History. Please do somes activities to support her and her organization. Thank you
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