When the spirit holds fast to hope and courage, the impossible becomes possible. Join us for an inspirational, wondrous event showcasing the award-winning documentary film "Zemene." Following the screening, engage in intimate discussion with film stars Zemene Tiget, Dr. Rick Hodes, and Director Melissa Donovan, while dining on enticing genuine Ethiopian and Italian cuisine. This family friendly event will conclude with a live auction filled with enriching endeavors and unique items. Come prepared to be awakened by the moving documentary "Zemene" and show your continued support for the Pathways to Children Foundation and its programs in India, Ethiopia, and Colombia, including the construction of a new school in Zemene’s village, Belessa, Ethiopia.
What is “Zemene”?
“Zemene” is a heartwarming, award-winning documentary, focusing on Zemene, a young Ethiopian girl, and her battle to overcome her debilitating physical limitations. Zemene is a precocious 10-year-old living in rural Ethiopia. She was born with a life-threating curvature of the spine that severely limits her world, but not her spirit. While visiting the city with her uncle, Zemene meets esteemed American physician Rick Hodes, who enables her to secure much needed medical attention and an education. With her physical limitations lifted, and the affirmation that her life truly matters, Zemene blossoms into a confident young woman, determined to use her new found capabilities to give back to her community, bringing hope and the promise of a new future to her home. Gorgeously filmed in the breathtaking Ethiopian countryside, “Zemene” is a poignant testament to the strength of the human spirit – and a powerful depiction of the miraculous transformation and profound impact each human soul can have on one another.
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