Directed by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel, 60 minutes, USA, 2010
Monday, March 21, 6:30 pm, Central Library Auditorium (3rd Floor), 820 E Street, San Diego
Pushing the Elephant explores the violence of war at its most personal. It chronicles the story of Rose Mapendo and how she escaped from the ethnic violence of the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a vital voice to help mend her divided country. She has assisted dozens of survivors to recover and rebuild their lives. But there is still one person Rose must teach to forgive – her daughter Nangabire. Rose Mapendo was named in 2007 as one of America’s greatest hometown hero at the Volvo for Life Hero Awards.