NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 April, 2000
Contact: Pat Wright, 661/664-2138; firstname.lastname@example.org
'Surviving Abyssinia' is screened at the Doré Theater
A special screening of "Surviving Abyssinia" will be presented Monday, April 17, in the Dore Theater at California State University, Bakersfield, at 7 p.m. Produced by CSUB communications professor Elizabeth Jackson, the film was named Best Documentary Film at the Hollywood Black Film Festival 2000.
The film chronicles life in Ethiopia and the tumultuous events following years of war and revolution, especially its impact on women. Jackson spent a year in Ethiopia, researching, interviewing, and filming, under extraordinary conditions.
The film is presented as part of Women's Day 2000: Women and Change in the New Millennium. The screening is sponsored by Women's Network, Women's Faculty Network, Women's Studies Committee, Associated Students Inc, and Office of Student Activities. The Office of the Provost and the School of Arts and Sciences will host a reception for Jackson in the Albertson Room following the screening.
For more information, call 661/664-2213.