Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Iron Ladies of Liberia
Iron Ladies of Liberia will have a free screening at the Central Library (Just Media)
The San Diego Public Library holds so many great free screenings that I regret not being able to highlight more of them. But I plan on making an effort this year to help get the word out about more of them. On February 27 at the Central Library there will be a screening Iron Ladies of Liberia, a documentary focusing on President Sirleaf’s first year in government, providing insight into the workings of the newly elected African cabinet. The film also looks to how Africa's first freely elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia runs her fledgling presidency. A fascinating story about recent and ongoing events in Africa.
I was not able to screen the film in advance but here is information from the Library’s press release: “After nearly two decades of brutal civil war, Liberia faces huge difficulties: a shattered infrastructure, crippling debt, rampant corruption and cronyism. It’s a nation desperate for change – and Liberian women are starting to make it happen. Directed by Coloradan Daniel Junge and Liberian native Siatta Scott Johnson, Iron Ladies of Liberia is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at democracy in action – not to mention history in the making, as a determined group of female leaders facilitate the rebirth of their nation.”
The film will be shown on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. A discussion will follow the film presentation. And best of all, this event is free to the public. For more information go to www.sandiegolibrary.org . For more information and links about the movie and the real Iron Ladies, check out Why Democracy .