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Lecture, film screening focus on Sierra Leone war victims

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

The effects of war in Sierra Leone are the focus of a lecture by Princeton alumnus Dan Kelly and a film screening set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kelly, a 2003 Princeton graduate, is a physician and the founder and executive director of the Global Action Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping amputees in war-torn Sierra Leone. The title of his lecture is "Global Health: Sierra Leone's Classroom."

The event also will include the premiere screening of the documentary "Pride of Lions," which depicts the people of Sierra Leone as they overcome human atrocities and rebuild their lives and their country. Kelly will be joined by John and Louise Woehrle, who co-directed and produced the film. A reception will follow in the Shultz Dining Room in Robertson Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.

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