The documentary film Karla's Arrival follows 19-year old mother Sujeylin Aguilar and baby Karla, who live as part of a group of kids in a small park in Managua (Nicaragua), as they struggle through the first year of the child's life.
For eight years now, Sujeylin has been living off the generosity of her wheeling-and-dealing boyfriend and the NGO's peppering the city. She doesn't expect the arrival of her baby to change much in her own life, planning to raise her in the park where she forms part of a group of colorful characters she considers her only family. Yet she never imagined the scope of the immediate challenges and dangers facing her young daughter.
Karla's Arrival takes its audience on the intense personal journey of a young woman's venture into motherhood under extreme circumstances. Narrated by the protagonist herself and told with gracious intimacy, the film offers a story full of hope, covering a universal issue we have not before been exposed to.
Second Best National Documentary (Documentamadrid, Spain, 2011), Jury Prize- One World Human Rights Festival (Pristina, Kosovo)
The trailer for the film and more information about the film may be accessed with the following link:
The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
The event will take place in English.
The Augustin, a newspaper run by homeless people, is currently struggling to survive due to lack of funds. We are therefore holding the event to benefit the Augustin. ENTRANCE WITH VOLUNTARY DONATION FOR THE AUGUSTIN.
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