[box]Zach Ingrasci, one of the filmmakers who produced “Living on One Dollar.”[/box]
The Albert Schweitzer Institute and the School of Communications atQuinnipiac University will present two screenings of the documentary “Living on One Dollar” on Monday, Sept. 16.
The film follows the story of four young friends who set out to live on just $1 a day for eight weeks in Guatemala. They are left with a better understanding of the reality of extreme poverty and a desire to make a positive impact.
“It takes great courage to understand poverty by actually living for months at a time on $1 a day in a poverty stricken village in a very poor country like Guatemala,” said David Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. “The risks to one’s own health and well-being are significant. But I think there are great insights and understanding to be had on the causes of poverty that can be gleaned from the experience of the founders of Living on One.
The first screening will take place in Clarice L. Buckman Theater at 3:30 p.m., followed by a lecture by Zach Ingrasci, one of the filmmakers. The second screening, also in Buckman Theater, is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will not include a lecture.
“The courage and perseverance of our friends in Guatemala inspired us as students to devote our lives to change-making, which is why we are so excited to be coming to Quinnipiac University,” Ingrasci said. “Students in particular have a rare opportunity to experiment and pursue ideas that can create incredible impact in the world.”
The screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.