Award Winning Documentary About Grammy-Nominated African Children’s Choir To Show At Bennett College

February 1, 2016

Bennett College is hosting a screening of the new, award-winning documentary IMBA MEANS SING at the Global Learning Center Auditorium on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. The movie’s director Erin Bernhardt will be available to talk with the audience.

IMBA MEANS SING is an intimate character portrait and enchanting journey of Angel, Moses, and Nina - three children growing up in the slums of Uganda, unable to afford a basic education – who get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the world with the GRAMMY-nominated African Children’s Choir, raising support to put themselves through college.

The film features Nashville star Connie Britton, Spy Kids star Carla Gugino, country legend Big Kenny, and children’s music celebrity Randall Goodgame. Emmanuel Jal (War Child, The Good Lie, Blood Diamond, Girl Rising) and Stephen Nemeth (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, War Dance) are two of Imba’s Executive Producers.

This stunning family-friendly film is not just about one organization. Angel, Moses and Nina are ambassadors for all the world’s children who do not have access to an education and who can use the power of music to uplift their lives. IMBA MEANS SING shines light on these issues at large and can be leveraged to help your organization as well!

Celebrated creative activist Kathy Eldon calls it "A moving and entertaining film shot from a unique visual and narrative perspective - that of the children themselves.”

The screening at GLC is part of IMBA MEANS SING’s campaign to move people to act for education as a human right globally, and provide better access to resilience-building music education programs locally.

Bernhardt is a humanitarian journalist, filmmaker and impact producer dedicated to making movies that make a difference. She works to inspire and motivate people to rally behind important issues and causes. Bernhardt is currently on tour with her first independent documentary feature film, Imba Means Sing, a story about music, education, and poverty alleviation told through the eyes of young members from the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir.

A former CNN writer/producer and Peace Corp volunteer, Bernhardt now works to bring media and development together. She is grateful to have won several awards for her work, including an Emmy and two Peabody’s. Most recently, Bernhardt was honored with IndieFEST’s Award of Excellence for Women Filmmakers, Speranza Foundation’s ‘Female Filmmaker of the Year’ grant and with giving two TEDxWomen talks. Bernhardt has a heart for her city and the developing world. Locally, she is part of LEAD Atlanta and the Beltline’s Young Advisory Council.

For additional information, please contact steve.willis@bennett.edu, the Producer Erin Bernhardt, or visit www.imbafilm.com.

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