Dutch premiere of award winning documentary Body and Soul, October 17th Kriterion, Amsterdam

On the International day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), DCDD and Light for the World will present the documentary Body and Soul by Matthieu Bron, followed by a panel discussion on how to break the link between poverty and disability.

The documentary tells the story of three young persons with a physical disability in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. By showing daily activities of these three young Mozambicans, Body and Soul reveals the physical, psychological and emotional challenges people with disabilities experience. The documentary shows the strength and ability of individuals, their strategy to survive and the struggle to be accepted as equals by able-bodied persons. Body and Soul won several prices at film festivals, among which the Human Rights Film Festvial in Kiev.

The debate: Amma Asante, PvdA (Labour Party), candidate Dutch House of Representatives Kees van den Broek, CEO Lilianefonds, Gulliver Sisal Ishmael Jambo en Repent Woroh Odrande Awari, two guests from South Sudan working in the field of disability and development

Journalist Janneke Juffermans will moderate the discussion

Where: Filmtheater Kriterion, Roetersstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam

When:  Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 19.30 h.

Tickets (Euro 7,50) are availbe at Kriterion. Reservations can be made via 020-6231708