We hope you will join us for a a private screening of the documentary film the Eldest Son on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arden Mead Center, 17 Selma Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. The film itself is 30 minutes, but we encourage you to stay after for an informative Q&A with filmmaker Amy Benson and Mitrata Executive Director and Founder Dr. Christine Schutz.

Reserve your complimentary ticket here. We are limited to 100 seats; please reserve now.

This documentary follows the journey of Kumar Darnal, a young Nepali father. In order to get his family out of debilitating debt, Kumar gambles on the promise of a migrant labor job in Malaysia. While he is away, a devastating earthquake makes his success all the more urgent.

Since 2008, Seattle filmmakers Scott Squire and Amy Benson have been documenting the lives of one Nepali family, The Darnals. The first film in the series, Drawing the Tiger premiered in 2015 winning Best Film Award from the Northwest Film Forum as well as the UNICEF award from Film South Asia. The Eldest Son is the second installment.

If you missed our screening of Drawing the Tiger in 2016, we encourage you to see this powerful film in the comfort of your own home at https://vimeo.com/124880964, password KumarDarnal, before seeing the Eldest Son on September 7. 

Since 2017, we have been supporting five of the Darnal children, sponsored by Scott and Amy. Please join us to view this film and to meet the filmmaker and Leena!  

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