"Dreaming Nicaragua" poster showing child looking upward, as if to dream.

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: “Dreaming Nicaragua”

Date: March 5, 2011

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Camera 12 Cinema, 201 S. Second St., San Jose

Summary: This screening of “Dreaming Nicaragua,” a Cinequest film festival event, will be followed by a panel discussion at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 33 E. San Fernando St., San Jose. Congressman Mike Honda will both introduce the film and participate in the panel. The discussion will focus on current issues of literacy and poverty in Nicaragua. The film exposes not only the extreme poverty experienced by many children, but also the hopes and dreams art can inspire in them.  Many of the children in this film attend educational programs run by the non-profit Fabretto Children’s Foundation.  SJSU is connected to the children in this documentary through a unique project called Puerta San Jose, launched in 2008 by Honda. SJSU faculty and graduate students are partnering with Fabretto and Nicaraguan universities to support the education of rural and low-income children. Cinequest will also screen the film on March 8 and 12.