Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Screening of Escaping Africa

Friday, May 12, 2017

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Escaping Africa is a full length documentary exploring the effects of trauma on one family over the course of 4 months. Following a plane crash in Tanzania, each of the five family members work to recover from the effects of the crash, and for some, the effects of PTSD. This film explores the different ways that they each cope with the trauma, and on a larger scale, how we as humans move on when the ground is pulled out from beneath us.

Danielle Perelman is a senior at Brown doing an Independent Concentration in Multimedia Storytelling. She is a filmmaker, photographer, and storyteller, and has taken classes across 10 different departments at Brown and RISD to support her studies in this field throughout her time at Brown. Escaping Africa is a culmination of four years of this interdisciplinary work, and serves as her Capstone Project for her Independent Concentration.

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