25 October 2009

Maasai: At The Crossroads ~ Premiere Fri 10/30

Harvard's Calestous Juma, the Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project helps launch Maasai: At The Crossroads this Friday in a world university premiere. This 45-minute documentary narrated by Juma is about enriching the lives of Maasai children through education while respecting their customs, traditions, and way of life. The special showing is in Harvard's Science Center Lecture, Hall D this Friday, October 30, 2009 from 6:30-8:30pm and is open to the public. MIT Media Lab spinoff One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will demo the XO laptop after the screening. (FYI, see Dutch videojournalist Ruud Elmendorp's recent piece on XO laptops in Kibwezi, rural Kenya.) And producers and founder of Africa Schools of Kenya (ASK) will also be there.

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