Glass is (More Than) Half Full at Film Screening of Revolutionary Optimists

On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Meridian, along with our partners ITVS and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), hosted a screening and discussion of Revolutionary Optimists, as part of our ongoing Global Perspectives Film Series. The film, which focuses on the work of community organizer Amlan Ganguly to empower children in Calcutta’s slums, was screened for a full-house, including members the Washington Film Institute. Following the screening of this powerful documentary, we were joined by featured speaker Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to discuss some of the critical issues from the film, including access to education, child labor, clean water, and early marriage. Revolutionary Optimists is part of the ITVS’s Women and Girls Lead initiative, an innovative public media campaign designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century.

Project summary

Glass is (More Than) Half Full at Film Screening of Revolutionary Optimists
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: India
Impact Areas: Empowering Women and Girls, Education, Media and Journalism, Global Health, Human and Civil Rights, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Culture, Forums
Partners: Private Sector, Public Sector