Come celebrate Guyana at the FROG fundraiser and film screening event in Washington, DC. The evening includes a screening of the narrative short film, The Seawall, by Guyanese filmmaker Mason Richards and a special guest speaker, the Guyana Ambassador to the United States, Bayney Karran. All proceeds from the event go to FROGs grant program. Since the grant program began in 2009, FROG has provided over $2,200 in grants and has implemented six projects in communities all over Guyana.
About The Seawall â€“ FROG has had the pleasure of working with Cal Arts School of Film and Design student Mason Richards on his film, The Seawall. The film was made possible by fundraising and donations totaling $20,000 through a non-profit fiscal sponsor affiliation with FROG. The film centers on Marjorie, an older Guyanese woman who struggles with loneliness, abandonment and sacrifice as she prepares for her grandsonâ€™s move to America to be with his mother. The Seawall was shot entirely on location in Georgetown, Guyana and has allowed the filmmaker to return to his home country to share what he has learned and make a film â€œin the community – with the community.â€?
What: Fundraiser and Film Screening
When: Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Goethe Institut â€“ Washington, 812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001