Quilted Conscience Documentary

Start Date: 
September 14, 2017 7:00 PM
End Date: 
September 14, 2017 9:00 PM
Location: 

Heckman Auditorium

Description

The Quilted Conscience is a 60-minute film showing the important story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls — refugees from the genocide in their troubled homeland — who are thrust into a new life in the town of Grand Island, Nebraska; of a quilter’s guild of local Euro-American women, some of whom have had little previous contact with ethnic or racial minorities; and of a famed African-American quilt-maker, Peggie Hartwell, who travels a thousand miles to help “stitch” the two groups together by means of a “culture-blend” fabric-art project: the making of a beautiful wall-size mural, composed of dozens of dramatic story-panels created by the Sudanese girls with the help of the local women.

Sponsored by: Multicultural Support Services and the Connor/Wettergren Endowed Fund

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