- Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
CORNERSTONE premieres in NYC on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to raise awareness of - and support for - Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project’s 15-year response to systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare. .
CORNERSTONE is the inspiring documentary film about the journey of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a humble immigrant living the American dream who leaves Columbia University to return home to Uganda to care for his only brother Frank, who is dying of AIDS. Jackson discovers the disease that killed his brother and sister has overwhelmed his home village. When he realizes no one is going to help them, Jackson makes a decision, which will forever change the course of his life and the lives of the people of the Enengo Valley in Western Uganda.
The film, by award-winning director Debi Lang, touches on Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s moving personal story, which inspired the creation of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, a motivated, comprehensive, community-based organization that utilizes a unique holistic approach to not only combat hunger, illness and poverty, but also to educate children, create financial independence, and empower girls and women.
Jackson’s work with Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project has earned him the respect of humanitarians worldwide including the United Nations. He received the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award, was named a 2012 CNN Hero, is recognized in Time Magazine’s ‘Power of One" series is a Ted Talks participant and has authored four books, including “A School For My Village”.
Ticket Proceeds to Support Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
What: U.S. Premiere of “Cornerstone” – documentary film about Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project – and celebration of Ugandan tenacity and culture in face of pandemic.
Why: To raise awareness of - and support for - Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project’s 15-year response to systemic deprivation, poverty, and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Limited tickets are available for $50. Proceeds will support Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
Who: Debi Lang, Director and Award-winning Humanitarian Journalist
When: Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center; 450 East 29th St. 2nd Floor, New York City
- 6:30-7:00 | Reception with wine and beer, Ugandan snack bags, photo exhibit, Nyaka crafts bazaar, step and repeat photos along the red carpet
- 7:00-7:10 | Doors open for seating in screening room
- 7:10-7:15 | Ugandan drumming performance
- 7:15-7:25 | Formal welcome, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
- 7:25-8:20 | Movie screening
- 8:20 | on Open Q&A with film’s Director, Debi Lang, and Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
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