John Bapst to Host Screening for 8 Borders, 8 Days Refugee Documentary [VIDEO]
8 Borders, 8 Days , a documentary about a real-life journey of a family of refugees, will be screened for the Bangor region community this Friday, January 26 at 7 PM at John Bapst High School Auditorium,100 Broadway in Bangor.
8 Borders, 8 Days focuses on the story of a single mom raising her two children and the journey of escaping their troubled homeland. It has been shown all over the United States in partnership with various companies and institutions including churches, universities, non-profit groups and corporations.
The film is being hosted by John Bapst's student led group Amnesty International. Check out the event for the screening on Facebook. The group was founded by Mary Austin, student and soon to be graduate of the school, last fall with the help of her teacher Mr. Ben Hale. The group was put together for students to meet, take action and advocate for human rights causes throughout the world.
When asked what do she hopes the community will take away from the screening of this film, Austin states, "I’m hoping that this movie helps people to realize the importance of recognizing refugees and the importance of the situation they are facing all over the world."
The event is free but they are accepting donations, suggesting $5 per adult and $3 per child. The movie is recommended for middle school aged children and older. Concessions will be available. Snow date - January, 27 at 4 pm.
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