Steve Ralls

'Angels' Comes to Washington

Filed By Steve Ralls | October 09, 2007 6:51 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: HIV/AIDS, louise hogarth, South Africa, steve ralls

This Friday, E Street Cinemas in Washington will host the DC premiere of Angels in the Dust, a powerful new documentary from award-winning director Louise Hogarth. Following Friday's premiere, Hogarth will be on-hand to talk about the film and answer the audience's questions.

Angels is the inspiring story of Marion Cloete, a university-trained therapist who—with her husband and two daughters—fearlessly walked away from a privileged life in a wealthy Johannesburg suburb to establish Boikarabelo, an extraordinary village and school that provide shelter, food, and education to more than 550 South African children living with HIV/AIDS. The film is a powerful story of hope, courage and perserverance in the face of an unthinkable plight. It is, quite simply, an unforgettable film about truly unforgettable children.

The special, premiere screening of Angels is at 7:30 on October 12. For more information on the theatre, and Friday's event, click here. New York magazine has called the film "nothing short of wondrous," and when you see it, you will understand why.

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