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'Sewing Hope' Film Screening and Discussion

The film " Sewing Hope" will be screened followed by Q&A with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, moderated by Judith Stitzel, professor emerita of English and women’s and gender studies. This event is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Honors College and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

This workshop is part of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’  Visions of Justice series marking Sister Rosemary's visit to WVU in March 2020.

Read a Q&A with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.

About the Film

"Sewing Hope" is the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe with a child It captures the resilient nature of a nun who has significantly changed the lives of young women by restoring their dignity through faith, forgiveness and love. Narrated by Forest Whitaker, who portrayed the infamous Ugandan president Idi Amin in an Oscar-winning performance in “The Last King of Scotland,” the documentary showcases both the piety and the tenacity of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in teaching young women how to sew and confronting the nefarious legacy of the Lord's Resistance Army, who, among many other atrocities, abducted young women to serve as sex slaves as well as a fighting force.