You Are Here: A Documentary follows a young medical student’s journey into the heart of rural Africa to volunteer at a community health clinic run by a retired American physician. Through his experiences there, the film examines the question of why, after 30 years and billions of dollars of aid efforts to Africa, have many regions of this troubled part of the globe grown statistically worse? The project takes on some of the most troubling problems in Africa on a micro level. Through the eyes of a westerner, You Are Here: A Documentary explores the beautiful strangeness of Africa as well as its great potential for both hope and disaster.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with:
Matt Amenta ’04, film director
David Grew, film protagonist
Current Notre Dame students involved in international work.
Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Co-sponsored by the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, Lifefinder Films, the Center for Health Sciences Advising, College of Science, and the Notre Dame Alumni Association.