On Monday, October 28, 2013, The Picture House will host two screenings of the short films ‘Girls of Daraja’ and ‘School of My Dreams.’ at 7:30 p.m.


Both films document the extraordinary work taking place at Daraja Academy, the unique free boarding school in Kenya devoted to the education of exceptional girls living in poverty. As the first free school of its kind in East Africa, the academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty. The films are made possible by grants from Executive Producer Deborah Santana, founder of Do A Little — a charity devoted to the health, education, and happiness of women and girls worldwide.


Daraja Academy founders Jenni and Jason Doherty, award-winning filmmaker Barbara Rick of Out of The Blue Films, Inc., and cinematographer Jim Anderson (a husband-and-wife production team residing in Throggs Neck) will be on-hand after both the afternoon and evening screenings to take questions and speak about their life-changing experiences of working with the outstanding young women at Daraja Academy.


Tickets to all screenings are $5/general public and FREE for members.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.thepicturehouse.org or visit the box office at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY. To become a member of The Picture House or to make a donation please visit: www.thepicturehouse.org or email membership@thepicturehouse.org or call (914) 738-3161.