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And so it begins…

Today marks the beginning of a very busy couple of weeks for The One Who Builds. Tonight the film screens at 7:05pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Main Street in Kansas City, MO as part of the Kansas City FilmFest. We are so honored to be a part of this festival and we are very sad that we can’t attend. The programming looks incredible and to the once and future Austinite, Co-Director Hillary Pierce, it is a dream come true to screen at one of the famed Alamo Drafthouses, one of the premiere cinemas in the US.

Just two weeks ago we were lucky enough to screen in Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria for the iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival. NIGERIA! Fantastic! Incredible to see Omer and his team at NC African Services Coalition’s story reaching all the way back to Africa. Though we’ve already had iRepresent and several successful community and educational screenings (more on that later), tonight’s screening really gets the festival ball rolling. 

The film will screen two more times in Kansas City, twice in Winston-Salem for the RiverRun International Film Festival, once in Boston, MA at the Boston International Film Festival, once in Lawrence, KS for the AfricaWorld Documentary Film Festival and once in St. Petersburg, FL at the Sunscreen Film Festival for a total of 8 times in 10 days! We are so thankful. 

If you live in one of these areas and are interested in seeing the film, please check our SCREENINGS page for more time/location details.

We also screened this past Monday night at North Carolina A&T University with Public Health, English and Diversity classes from there as well as from UNC-Greensboro, and representatives from Guilford College and Greensboro College. 

This screening took place as part of our efforts to develop educational materials to accompany The One Who Builds so that it might be used in classrooms in the future.

It’s going to be a crazy next few weeks and we hope you will be able to join us for a screening!