More Than I Remember Screening & Fundraiser for GirlForward and Refugee Services of Texas

Fri Jul 15 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

ICOSA | Austin

Refugee Services of Texas - Austin
Publisher/HostRefugee Services of Texas - Austin
More Than I Remember Screening & Fundraiser for GirlForward and Refugee Services of Texas

Doors: 7pm
Outdoor Screening & Panel Discussion: 8:30
Tickets available:
ICOSA Collective is proud to 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 fourteen, 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 4 years, Mugeni searches for her family and stability, guided by the internal strength she learned from her mom.
The short documentary premiered this year at the SXSW, and has been featured at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival. It has won various awards such as Best International Short Documentary (Hot Docs), Best Short Animation (Dead Center Film Festival), best poster design (SXSW), and Winner of Best Animated Short (Tribeca Film Festival).
The event will comprise of an outdoor film screening followed by a panel discussion with the director, Amy Bench, and representatives from Girl Forward 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 our generous sponsors – Cornucopia, Tiff’s Treats, Texas Beer Company, Topo Chico & Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
ICOSA Collective Gallery
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102
Austin, TX 78702

Image: Film still from, “More Than I Remember” 2022

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #10, Austin, United States

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