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Waking Lions: Bombs Burqas and Bikes Premiere

Denver, CO

In 2006 Shannon Galpin, a single mom from Breckenridge, Colorado with no experience in aid work, sold her home and flew to Kabul, Afghanistan with the goal of empowering the women and children of t...


Sat, Mar 12, 2011 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Denver Film Center
2510 E Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
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In 2006 Shannon Galpin, a single mom from Breckenridge, Colorado with no experience in aid work, sold her home and flew to Kabul, Afghanistan with the goal of empowering the women and children of that region.

In the five years since, she has made a surprisingly large impact on the ground in Afghanistan with her non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain and sparked controversy in the US about her grassroots approach. In 2010 she became the first woman to cycle across the Panjshir Valley to challenge stereotypes of women and to highlight the region’s beauty.

“Waking Lions” is a documentary short that explores what it means to be an aid worker and what it takes to challenge stereotypes and perceptions.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/19464528


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