Come watch a movie, support Ethiopia drought victims
CCFC invites Greater Toronto Area residents to a special fundraiser screening of Difret
TORONTO — More than 10-million people are in need of food aid due to a drought in Ethiopia, and people living in the Greater Toronto Area can help by grabbing some friends and donating money to watch a film about the country in the spotlight.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is partnering with Soda Pictures Canada for a special screening of Difret, a critically acclaimed film about a 14-year-old girl abducted for an early, forced marriage and the lawyer who fights to protect her. “Difret not only shows the tenacity and strength of two remarkable Ethiopian women and brings the world’s attention rightfully to these two real-life heroes, but it also shows the extraordinary talent and creativity of Ethiopian filmmakers,” says Angelina Jolie, an executive producer, as quoted by Entertainment Weekly. Watch the Difret trailer, below.
The fundraiser, to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday June 14 at No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College Street, Toronto, will benefit CCFC’s drought relief efforts. Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. The humanitarian crisis has decimated farmland, drastically reduced water supplies and emptied stockpiles of grain. The Ethiopian government is doing all it can, but more help is needed. CCFC is working together with the government of Ethiopia to help distribute essential food to families and to support community schools.
“We are urging Canadians to give generously to provide relief to children and families devastated by the drought in Ethiopia,” says Mark Lukowski, CEO, CCFC. “Movie for a Cause will be a fun and interactive way for people to come together to make a difference.”