October 1, 2018 at 11:30 pm

Fall Sustainability Series | Daughters of the Forest, Oct. 3

The Fall Sustainability Series presents Daughters of the Forest on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema Downtown.

“The UNESCO Mbaracayú Reserve in rural Paraguay is one of the last well-preserved remnants of the Alto Paraná Atlantic forests in Paraguay. Daughters of the Forest, set in the Mbaracayu forest, follows a group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and forge a better future for themselves. This intimate verité documentary offers a rare glimpse where adolescent girls are provided the opportunity to develop into brave young women. Filmed over the course of five years, we follow the girls from their humble homes in indigenous villages through the year after their graduation to see exactly how their revolutionary education has and will continue to impact their future lives,” says the Athena website.

Athena Cinema, Environmental Studies, and the Alden Library present the sixth year of the Sustainability Film Series, working in partnership with many sponsors. These free Wednesday screenings of documentaries are open to the public.

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