“After the Tsunami” will be screened at the office of the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS) at Syiah Kuala University campus in Darussalam, Banda Aceh on March 5th, 2014 at 3 p.m.
It is a 30-minute documentary film that tells the story of Aceh graduate students who came to US universities on Fulbright scholarships following the 2004 tsunami. Students are profiled during their time at US universities. The film also follows graduates who are back home in Aceh working in the fields of education, agriculture, government and business. One graduate runs an orphanage for children who lost their families in the tsunami.
The film was filmed in the US (Arkansas and Texas) and Indonesia (Aceh). It is written and produced by Larry Foley, Emmy winning professor of journalism and documentary film at the University of Arkansas, and narrated in first person by one of the students, Clinton School of Public Service graduate, Rina Meutia.
The premier of the film was held in Arkansas in late November 2013 and followed by numerous public screenings around the nation. “After the Tsunami” has been officially shortlisted for the 2014 Peace on Earth Film Festival and was recently aired on Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).
Please note that this would be the first ever screening held in Indonesia.
Note from AMINEF: AMINEF administered the Fulbright Tsunami Relief Initiative Scholarship Program which sent 75 grantees from Aceh to pursue their Master’s degree in the U.S. between 2006-2009.
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