On September 28, 2010 Something to Talk About will lead a coalition of international organizations – including Facebook and Women Thrive Worldwide – in screening Michealene Cristini Risley’s documentary Tapestries of Hope simultaneously in more than 100 theaters. Through Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, Tapestries of Hope will be distributed across Screenvision’s cinema network.
The nationwide event will raise awareness for the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) and encourage audience members to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to support the legislation. Tapestries of Hope is a ground-breaking documentary exposing the horrors of the rape and sexual abuse of thousands of young girls in Zimbabwe by men who believe it will cure HIV/AIDS. The film follows renowned child rights activist Betty Makoni, 2009 CNN Hero and founder of the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, whose mission is to shelter, educate and empower these female victims.