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Saugus High screens documentary about kids in Uganda Oct. 12

Posted: October 1, 2009 1:24 p.m.
Updated: September 25, 2009 1:23 p.m.
 
Students at Saugus High School will be invited to learn more about the unseen war in northern Uganda and its effect on children of that country when the school screens "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" on Monday, Oct. 12.

Motivated by the unseen war in northern Uganda, "Invisible Children" was created by three young filmmakers with a singular mission: to use the power of stories to change lives around the world. After returning to the states, they created the documentary film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda's night commuters and child soldiers.

The powerful 45 minute presentation will be offered during two consecutive class periods -- Period 4 (10:23 am - 11:20 pm) and Period 5 (11:25 am - 12:22 pm) -- in the Saugus High gym.

Saugus High resource teacher Marcus Garrett, who is coordinating the program, hopes to spark students' interests in the situation in Africa.

"This is an ideal opportunity," he said, "for our students to begin asking questions and analyze what's happening in the world."

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