Jayne to attend premiere event in Chicago
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Next week audiences in Chicago will get to meet Jayne Waithera – one of the extraordinary women featured in “On Beauty” – when she travels from Kenya for the film’s premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Jayne was raised by her grandmother after her mother abandoned her, a common occurrence for people with albinism in Eastern Africa. The society does not understand the specific health and safety needs. They are called “money” or “walking banknotes” because witch doctors will pay for their body parts. Jayne was researching albinism when she came across Rick and his work. Immediately she knew she had to meet him. She has grown into a leader in her community and helped found the first Positive Exposure branch in Kenya.
She will be at the screening on Saturday, Oct. 18 and joins director Joanna Rudnick and photographer Rick Guidotti on a post-screening panel. She will also be at the education screening on Oct. 15 where more than 200 Chicago Public School students will get a sneak peek of the film.
Also catch us at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival as part of the shorts program “Accidental Activist.” Join Kartemquin co-founder and artistic director, Gordon Quinn, who will be at the festival to accept a career achievement award.
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