U.S Premiere of The Jungle School, March 25th 2014
The Jungle School premieres in Washington DC on March 25! Hope to see you there.
The Jungle School (Indonesia, 2013, 90min.)
U.S PREMIERE: Learn about an adventurous teacher who wants to change the lives of villagers living in the jungles of Sumatra, but in the process questions nearly everything she thought was true. This film follows the journey of Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Year,” Butet Manurung, from anthropologist to educator to activist, as she works with isolated tribes in Indonesia to bring literacy and help save their rainforest. Over the years, the indigenous Orang Rimba people of Jambi have isolated themselves in order to avoid conflict with businesses trying to cut away the rain forest the Rimba call home. Surrounded more closely on all sides, they move deeper into the forest. Directed by Riri Riza. Produced by Mira Lesmana.
Introduced by Gouri Mirpuri, co-editor of the book, The Jungle School, and wife of the Ambassador of Singapore H.E Ashok Mirpuri. Discussion with filmmaker Riri Riza and Ro King, co-editor of The Jungle School, follows screening.
Screening: 7PM // March 25 // 2014
$5 General Admission
$4 Members // Seniors // Students
Tickets available at door only.
National Museum of Woman in the Arts
1250 New York Ave., NW
(Metro: Metro Center)