Pittsburgh-USA Hosts CNN Hero Betty Makoni of Zimbabwe

On Thursday, September 22, the Hollywood Theater in Dormont

Hosting  CNN  Hero for Protecting the Powerless ,Betty Makoni in conjunction with a special screening of the documentary, Tapestries of Hope.  Tapestries exposes the myth, widely held in Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa, that raping a virgin cures a man of HIV.  Muzvare Betty Makoni, who is featured in this award-winning film, has been recognized by not only CNN but Amnesty International and other human rights organizations for her work to educate and empower girls who are survivors of child rape.  The filmmaker and her assistant were jailed in Zimbabwe, but managed to flee with their footage.

Tickets for the event are $20 and include a “meet and greet” with Dr. Makoni at 6 p.m. with light appetizers and music, the film screening at 7 p.m., and Q &A with Dr. Makoni afterward.  Proceeds go to the Girl-Child Network.

To view the trailer for the film, please go to www.tapestriesofhope.com.

The Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.  More more information, contact Leonard Lies at 531-3363.