We are very excited to announce the first documentary tour screening of ‘This Is My Normal’!



“This is My Normal” is a sobering documentary exploring two primary questions: “What is poverty?” and “What is normal for the world’s poor?’, through the stories and imagery from the slums in Nairobi, Kenya.  In particular, the film focuses on the people of the Mathare Valley – a section of the Mathare slums often referred to as the ‘Forgotten Valley’.  While the living conditions, unemployment, and health concerns are an embodiment of the (global) poverty issues, it is the “mindset” that is the gravest of concerns.  “This is My Normal” tackles this issue alongside the abundance of “quick fix” solutions often presented by NGOs and sporadic visits from the West.

EVENT DETAILS:

When : April 7th, 2011 // 7pm

Where: Arcada Theatre

Cost: $15 (Buy Tickets)

Running Time: 45 minutes

**Following the film there will be a question and answer portion of the evening in which both Director of Partnership and Resources of LIA, Justin Narducci, as well as Director and Producer of the film Justin Ahrens will be present.

We hope to see you there!

Interested in helping us promote the screening?  Check out these great tools below to encourage your friends and family to join us for this important and informational event!

Download your very own 8.5 x 11 PDF posters  here: http://r29.us/ev7DvW

To help us promote the screening via Facebook, check out the event page here.

Don’t live in the Chicago area? Be on the lookout for other dates coming soon!