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Film Launch: UK Premiere of An African Answer

An African Answer depicts a dramatic bid by Pastor Wuye and Imam Ashafa - former militia leaders turned peace-makers from Nigeria - to bring reconciliation in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province, following communal killings. It is filmed in the district of Kenya worst hit by the post-election violence of early 2008, when around 1000 people were killed and tens of thousands were displaced from their homes and farms.

 

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, describes it as ‘A very important filmWe need to learn, indeed, from Imam Ashafa and Pastor James’ says Annan, ‘and multiply in a thousand places their experiences of healing and reconciliation

 

Following the premiere, there will be a discussion with the film's protagonists Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye chaired by BBC Journalist Mike Wooldridge OBE.

 

Date: 12th November 2010

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road

 

Entrance is FREE with a retiring collection.

 

For more information about the event, please click here 

 

For more information about Imam Ashafa and Pastor James, please click here 

 

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1st November 2010