Saturday, February 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: The Community Cinema at Community First! Village
We invite you to join us at Community First! Village (CFV) on Saturday, February 29, for a screening of the film Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters. The film will screen at sunset at the CFV outdoor amphitheater, and the filmmaker, Dan Hedges, will be present to introduce it and do a Q&A afterward.
Hoops Africa is a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport’s impact on society and its development on the continent. The film explores the concept of Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to "human kindness," and often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity." It is often is explained to mean "I am what I am because of who we all are."
CFV will offer tours of the village at 5:30 p.m., and the ticket price for the event ($20 per person) will include a meal combo (burger/sandwich, fries, drink) from their food truck, The Community Grille, which is run by residents (vegetarian options available). Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.