Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Directed by Vibeke Muasya (2010)
Actress Connie Nielsen presents the U.S. premiere of Lost In Africa at the Mondavi Center, UC Davis on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The suspense-filled film follows the travails of Simon, an 11-year-old adoptee and soccer fan, who returns to Kenya with his mother (Nielsen) only to get lost in one of Nairobi’s largest slums.
While on location filming Lost In Africa, Connie Nielsen was exposed to Kibera, the second largest slum in Africa. The searing poverty impelled her to found the Human Needs Project, a Bay Area-based foundation committed to providing clean water, energy and technology to slums around the world.
“The film humanizes the lives of people in the slums and makes them real to us, not blankly apathetic the way victims are often portrayed in the press and in films, and of that I am really proud,” said Nielsen, who will speak on Saturday night about her experiences making the film and the formation of the Human Needs Project.
Sat • May 21, 2011 • 6:30PM
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