Lights, Camera, Taking Action

Pace’s School of Education presents three films with a global lens on gender and equality in education on February 10, featuring a panel of educators and filmmakers to discuss the films.

On February 10, join Pace’s School of Education at Building Global Competency: Gender and Equity Issues in Education, an evening of film and discussion, held in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus.

The films include:

A Portrait of Jason (2:44) directed by Brianna Riis, a graduate student at Pace School of Education. Past, present, and future are evoked in this poetic, coming of age film set in NYC.

Innocent Children (3:38) directed by Domingo Mones, a graduate student at Pace School of Education.  In the war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the government of Uganda, boys and girls as young as 7 were forced into the grizzly conflict.

To Educate a Girl (70 minutes) directed and produced by Frederick Rendina and Oren Ruavsky
In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school—two thirds of them were girls. Ten years later, the filmmakers traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl?

Following the screenings, there will be a panel discussion featuring: 
Frederick Rendina, co-director/producer of To Educate a Girl
David Donaldson, Director of Education, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Kathryn De Lawter, EdD, Professor, Pace School of Education

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at

For more information, contact Nancy Campoverde at (212) 618-6957.