World Water Day film highlighting Malawian Charles Banda’s quest for clean water
Please join the Howard County Book Connection to learn about water and sanitation issues during a World Water Day event! We will be showing the documentary film Water First about William Kamkwamba’s (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) fellow Malawian Charles Banda who has provided clean water to many Malawian’s.
WATER FIRST was awarded an International Jury Prize at the World Water Forum in Mexico City and has been shown at numerous festivals and international conferences including the Amnesty International Film Fest in Sweden, the UN Environmental Programme Award Film Festival in Istanbul and the Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital, to name a few.
Nazu African Dance
The Nazu Dance Company is a Baltimore-based West African Dance and Drum ensemble under the artistic direction of Nai Zou Olivier. Members of Nazu Dance Company represent a cross section of experienced, professional dancers and drummers. Nai Zou Olivier and the Nazu Dance Company use traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and drum as a vehicle for cultural expression and personal healing.
William Kamkwamba will speak at HCC on Thursday, November 29th from 12-1:30 in RCF 400 (Rouse Company Foundation Building). See our Events page for details and for information about his evening talk at the Miller Library and other Book Connection events.
The Perfect Famine
In honor of World Food Day, screen the short film The Perfect Famine, which explores how conditions were ripe to create the famine that devastated Malawi in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The film will be followed by a discussion. Educational boards will be on display and informational materials will be available. This program is in conjunction with the Howard County Book Connection.
Learn about African culture through stories and poems with storyteller Anna Mwalagho. She will discuss the significance of storytelling, as well as share stories and teach traditional songs.