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Writer, Film Maker Grace Poore to Share Her Work at OWU, Strand Theatre


April 14, 2006

DELAWARE,OHIO—Independent  film maker and writer and Ohio Wesleyan University graduate Grace Poore will show her award-winning documentary, "The Children We Sacrifice," on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at The Strand theatre in Delaware. Poore also will present a lecture at OWU that afternoon at 3:10 p.m. in the R.W. Corns Building, room 312, entitled "Business Plan of an Activist: The Filming of "The Children We Sacrifice"

The documentary was shot in India, Sri Lanka, Canada, and the United States, and is a 61-minute documentary that explores the universal crime of incestuous sexual abuse through the prism of South Asian experiences.Poore, a 1984 OWU graduate, is the founder of the independent video production company SHAKTI productions. She has conducted several workshops on domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse for communities and campus organizations globally.
Poore has been a policy consultant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and at the International Center for Ethnic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her written work has appeared in several anthologies and journals such as "Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray: Feminist Visions for a Just World," and "A Patchwork Shawl: Chronicles of South Asian America, Meridians and Trikone."

The film event is sponsored by OWU's Women's and Gender Studies Program as part of the Phyllis Jones Johnson endowment. The afternoon lecture is presented by the Woltemade Center for Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship. Both events are free and open to the public.