EAST HAMPTON- Epoch Arts presents Uganda Film Night, featuring three short documentaries related to Uganda, on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m., at Epoch Arts, 27 Skinner St. The three films will be introduced by the filmmakers. "Aghalala: All Together - a story of Uganda Village Project," by Jackie Valenzuela, tells of the success of Uganda Village Project (UVP) in saving children's lives in rural Uganda. In "Olugendo: Kule's Journey," also by Valenzuela, the viewer is on a journey with Kule through Uganda and discover through his eyes the value of wildlife and nature conservation to one of the poorest countries in the world. Valenzuela is a 2002 graduate of East Hampton High School, now teaching in Woodbridge, after earning a Master's degree in documentary filmmaking at Hofstra University. "Twero: The Road to Health," by 2012 Yale School of Medicine graduate Michael Otremba, MD, follows a Ugandan journalist who investigates how patients often must seek care outside of an underfunded and overburdened public system. This film won best documentary feature at the 2012 NYLA International Film Festival. The films will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and Alison Schroth Hayward, MD, chair of the board of UVP. There is a suggested donation of $20 ($10 for students) to benefit UVP. Coffee and tea will be provided and desserts will be available. Ugandan crafts will be for sale.
Uganda film night
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