Innocents Lost: Film Program and Book Signing with Jimmie Briggs

Film Screening and Reading Thu 20 Oct 2005 4.00PM-6.00PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Free admission
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It has been estimated that, at any given time, as many as 300,000 children, many girls as well as boys, are employed in armed conflicts around the world. Jimmie Briggs is an adjunct professor in The New School's Bachelors Program. For seven years, he has been researching the plight of these young combatants in Uganda, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Afghanistan. He is an award winning author whose new book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War will be released by Basic Books in fall 2005. Innocents Lost is a personal and powerful examination of the lives of child soldiers and war-affected children.

The program begins with a screening of topical documentary films curated by Michelle Materre, member of the core faculty of the New School Bachelors Program. The screening includes the critically acclaimed The Flute Player (by Jocelyn Glazer), excerpts from the upcoming California Newsreel theatrical release The Hero (by Zeze Gamboa), and short films by Jimmie Briggs.

Jimmie Briggs, author and professor, The New School
Michelle Materre, film curator and consultant, faculty member, The New School

Film screening: 4-6 PM
Reading and Reception: 6:15-7:30 PM
Screening Repeated 7:30-9:30 PM

This event is co-sponsored by the New School Diversity Committee, the Humanities Department, the Media Studies and Film Department, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.