July 14 & 15, 2023
Social Impact for Education:
Opportunities, Equity, and Hope
Made possible by funding and a partnership with
Featuring three documentary short films followed by a Q&A
Finding Ubuntu, Barefoot Empress, and Discovering Our Future
Finding Ubuntu (22 minutes) Directed by Annette King and Ishmael Azeli. A documentary produced by Palo Alto based Splicer films, spotlighting the personal journey of a Congolese refugee, Maick Mutej, who emerges as a human rights advocate and unexpected hero for thousands of refugees in Malawi while going through his own personal crisis. Maick’s passion and resiliency is inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy, “I am because we are”, embracing our shared humanity and interdependence.
Barefoot Empress (15 minutes) Directed by internationally acclaimed Chef Vikas Khanna, in partnership with Producer, Doug Roland, and Executive Producer, Dr. Deepak Chopra. The astonishing story of Karthyayani Amma, an elderly Indian woman, who did not go to school as a child, grew up in poverty, lived a very difficult life, and persevered to pursue her dream of finally going to school in her mid-nineties. Amma’s story is a vivid reminder that people of all ages can achieve great things.
Developing Our Future (24 minutes) Directed by Goran Zaneti and Matthieu Brajot with Bay Area based Burn A Light Productions. A group of high school and college students join a real estate development program to learn about how they can shape their own futures, take an active role in addressing affordable housing challenges, and become leaders of their communities. The program aims to bring more diversity into the industry by empowering youth from underrepresented communities and teaching them how to be agents of positive change.
Join us for one of the following events.
Same films and format at each location.
Friday, July 14, 12:00noon-2:30pm
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
801 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
Panel Participants for our Q&A will include Annette King (Director, “Finding Ubuntu” and Founder/CEO, Splicer Films), Matthieu Brajot (Creative Director, “Developing Our Future”), and Alexis Stewart, (Program Coordinator, Presidio Bay Foundation)
$25 – Luncheon, Panel Discussion and General Admission ticket to films
Saturday, July 15, 6:00-9:00pm
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Panel Participants for our Q&A will include Annette King (Director, “Finding Ubuntu” and Founder/CEO, Splicer Films), Matthieu Brajot (Creative Director, “Developing Our Future”), Kabir Seth, (Managing Principal, Presidio Bay Ventures), and Mei Clark (Executive Director, Coastside Children’s Program). Moderated by Will Stoller-Lee (Executive Director, TDB Family Foundation).
$15 – General Admission ticket to films (starting at 7:00pm)
$40 – VIP Reception (6:00-7:00pm) and film ticket