An INTERNATIONAL FILM CIRCUIT Release of a FREEDOM FROM FISTULA FOUNDATION and VERTICAL ASCENT Presentation SHOUT GLADI GLADI
Opens in NY & LA from 10/2, screens in DC on 10/7, starts in SF 10/9!
Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition that can turn them into reviled outcasts.
Directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, and filmed in Malawi and Sierra Leone, the film spotlights the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse who drives the movement to save these vulnerable women, and presents the patients as they tell stirring tales of their struggles and triumphs. Everything culminates with the exuberant Gladi Gladi ceremony, a singing and dancing blowout that marks the day the women and girls return home cured.
Opens in Los Angeles October 2-8, 2:30 and 7:30PM daily, at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. There will be 3 special screenings with panel discussions on October 2nd and 3rd at 7:30PM with the co-director Iain Kennedy and Dr. Jeffrey Wilkinson, Senior Surgical Consultant for the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.
Monday, October 4th, at 7:30PM Alex Ago, Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, will moderate a Q&A following the film.
For a special offer to see the film for free, sign up for the Freedom From Fistula Foundation’s newsletter at www.freedomfromfistula.org and include “Free movie ticket” in subject line to receive a ticket.