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      Screening of Documentary "And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns" in Anchorage

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      April 29, 2019

      Monday   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

      1230 West 27th Avenue
      Anchorage, Alaska 99503

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      Screening of Documentary "And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns"

      And Now We Rise is a portrait of an exceptional young activist, Samuel Johns, who is motivated to help his Alaska Native community to lead sober, productive lives. Abandoned by his parents as a child and raised by numerous relatives, Johns matured into a man who seeks to understand the roots of what happened within the larger context of historical trauma and loss of culture. He is an “everyman” who heals and grows by stepping up to help others, and he becomes revered by the community. Over the course of three years, this documentary follows Johns as he is eventually able to return to his home village, revisiting the source of so much childhood pain. In a time of disappointing leadership in our country, this honest, moving film about the personal journey of one of Alaska’s rising leaders uplifts the power of individuals to make a difference.

      This documentary premiered at the Anchorage International Film Festival in December, but due to the earthquake, it was only shown in a small venue. This is a second chance to see the film.

      About Affinityfilms, Inc.

      And Now We Rise is produced and directed by Mary Katzke of Affinityfilms, Inc. Katzke’s company is a 501 C 3 nonprofit, educational media production company based in Anchorage. Since 1982, Affinityfilms has been focusing on social issues and it relies on grants, donations and commissions to create meaningful media.

      Cost: Payment required - $6 general admission, $7 reserved seating (21+)

      Categories: Education | Film | Politics & Activism

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