“A Path Appears” Screening

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

January 16, 2015 7:30pm

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking “Half the Sky,” “A Path Appears” goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

“A Path Appears” investigates young women in America forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to empower them to lead more fulfilling lives. Sex trafficking and prostitution. Domestic slavery. Teen pregnancy. The devastation of poverty. These troubling situations are happening not just halfway across the world, but also in our own backyards — in Chicago and Nashville and Boston.

In the second part, the series continues around the world tracking children in Haiti, living in abject poverty after years of political corruption during times of violent protest and captures the transformation of Kenya’s most notorious slum through expanded education for girls. The series uncovers the roots behind the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change.

With Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a number of celebrity activists as guides — including Malin Akerman, Jennifer Garner, Mia Farrow, Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard, witnessing stories of transformation and sharing their own experiences — “A Path Appears” journeys across the country and around the globe to drive home shocking stories of gender inequality and vulnerability.

Also showing Sunday 1/25 at Busboys and Poets at 5:00.

Visit the film’s website and view Community Cinema’s film schedule for more information.