Mel Tewahade (Center), the filmmaker of “Peace Corps in Ethiopia,” during a tour of Ethiopia in 2012 of 101 former Peace Corps volunteers gathered from all over the U.S. (Photograph: GEAA)
Published: Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Denver, Colorado – The Denver Lion’s Foundation will host a screening of Mel Tewahade’s documentary Peace Corps in Ethiopia on May 17th at Yak and Yeti Restaurant in Denver.
The event is also a fundraiser for people affected by the Nepal earthquake, which so far has killed over 5000 people. “A full Nepal buffet cuisine will be provided and cash bar,” organizers announced.
“We at the Lions Foundation and members of the Ethiopian community in Colorado are proud to work together to uplift our brothers and sisters in Nepal in this moment of challenge.”
Peace Corps in Ethiopia documents programs to improve education there during the 60s and early 70s. The film is a follow up to Mel’s Point Four documentary series, and was spurred by a 2012 trip to Ethiopia where the filmmaker accompanied over one hundred returning former Peace Corps friends on a 50th anniversary trip.
If You Go:
May 17,2015 at 6PM
Yak and Yeti Restauran
9755 E Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80231