ICOSA Collective presents More Than I Remember
ICOSA Collective will present a special outdoor screening and panel discussion of More Than I Remember. One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales for the screening and an art auction will benefit GirlForward and Refugee Services of Texas.
More Than I Remember is a short-animated documentary directed by ICOSA member, Amy Bench. The film is about Mugeni, whose story starts in a small village in southeastern Congo called Murambya, a Banyamulenge farming community where neighbors provided for one another. One night, when she was just 14, she and her family awake to the sounds of bombs, they are under attack by a militia, known as the Mai Mai, who sought their land and cattle and claimed that the Banyamulenge tribe did not belong in Congo. That night, Mugeni flees for her life. She survives the ambush but loses her family as each person scatters in an attempt to survive. Over the next four years, Mugeni searches for her family and stability, guided by the internal strength she learned from her mom.
Following the outdoor film screening, there will be a panel discussion with the director, Amy Bench, and representatives from GirlForward and Refugee Services of Texas. Fundraising will be done via ticket sales through Eventbrite, donations at the event, as well as an online art auction.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided by sponsors Cornucopia, Tiff Treats, Texas Beer Company, and Topo Chico.