Students get preview of U.N. Documentary Film Festival
Students get preview of U.N. Documentary Film Festival

Santa Catalina School students received a special preview of three films being shown at the 20th annual International Documentary Film Festival in Monterey. The festival, held October 24-26, is sponsored by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association.

Santa Catalina is a proud sponsor of the festival. Leona '21 and World Languages Department Chair Melissa Sheets were on the film selection committee, which met several times over the summer to set the festival's final lineup. They each introduced the films shown to students October 23 in the Performing Arts Center:

  • "Enough: The Empowered Women of Korogocho," which tells the story of elderly women in a Nairobi slum who are learning to protect themselves from attackers.
  • "Girls Section," about girls in a remote region of Pakistan fighting for their right to go to school.
  • "Kofi and Lartey," which follows two boys who work at the site of a massive electronic waste dump in Ghana.

The film festival preview is presented by the Peace and Justice Club with the goal of inspiring students to become good global citizens.

For information about the festival, including showtimes, see

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