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Brutalities of War
Quest for Justice & Healing
June 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Seema Mathur Hopkins is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, journalist and documentarian. Her most recent television documentary, Camp 72, has been received with high praise around the world. This film documents the intense quest for justice and healing after Liberia’s Civil War through the eyes of Gladys who was forced to watch the brutal murder of her mother by rebels and held captive as sex slave for years.
Seema’s extra-ordinary gift of storytelling and her narrative style exploring complex issues of our time serve as themes of her luncheon address. In Camp 72, she follows the troublesome path of a society’s utter destruction and violence from within to offer an unprecedented look at the quest for justice and reconciliation. Seema will share how she weaves the story that engages the audience in a rare experience by close-up interviews with warlords, grassroots activists and four Nobel Prize laureates. This is a story of hope and redemption despite the worst of circumstances-a story you don’t want to miss!
After living in England, Australia, Thailand and Zambia, Seema’s family settled in Texas when she was 11 years old. She received her degree in Journalism from the University of Texas. She has worked at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She has extensive journalism experience in the state of Texas, having worked as a general assignments and Medical Reporter in the Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Laredo and San Antonio markets. Her international experience includes reporting from Africa, working for CNN International, consulting for Transterra Media in the Middle East to being an International Reporting Project Fellow at SAIS Johns Hopkins University. Seema founded Global Voice Productions, a video production company dedicated to giving voice to those who need to be heard. GVP work has aired on CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, Discovery Channel and E! Seema, a member of the WACST Board of Trustees, now resides in Corpus Christi with her husband Dr. Kevin Hopkins. Locally she produces Global View with Seema Mathur-Hopkins on KEDT radio which often features WACST guest speakers
The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Ms. Hopkins will speak and take questions from the audience from Noon to 1:00 PM. The new price for the luncheon is $40 for members, $50 for non-members and $35 for students and military personnel in uniform with a discount of $10 for early registrationthat ends at midnight, the morning of Monday of this event.
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