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The Women‚s Intercultural Network (WIN) invites you to the second in our Women‚s Intercultural Film Screenings - a special preview of the Discovery Channel documentary that tells us how closely related we all are, regardless of race, color, creed or national origin. WIN is bringing this important message to the Bay Area community during these times of global conflict and international peacemaking. Despite our physical, psychological, geographical and cultural differences, every living person has at least one thing in common: we are all related to one woman who lived in east Africa more than 150,000 years ago. On Wedsnesday, April 17 from 6 to 9PM WIN will host the only west coast preview of this groundbreaking two-hour documentary at the African American Art and Cultural Complex, scheduled to debut worldwide on Discovery the following Sunday night. The companion preview in Washington D.C. is being hosted by our partner the Africa Society. Special guests at the screening will include Danny Glover; Dr. Raye Richardson, Marcus Books; Yuri Kochiyama, Human Rights Activist; Aileen C. Hernandez, State Chair California Women's Agenda; and Charlie Toledo, Director, Suscol Intertribal Council.

Narrated by actor Danny Glover, THE REAL EVE reveals that our shared genetic heritage links every living person on earth. The program also traces the expansion of modern humans throughout the world, from our fragile beginnings in Africa to our exodus through South Asia, down to Australia, up into Europe, and finally into the Americas. Filmed in nine countries on five continents, THE REAL EVE vividly recreates the ancient world in which this dramatic story took place. Unfolding like a scientific detective story, the film enlists top scientists and cutting-edge research to explain that everyone on the planet today can trace a specific part of his or her genetic heritage back to one woman through a unique part of our genetic makeup, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Genetic evidence, combined with recent findings in archaeology and oceanography, indicate that a small group of modern human ancestors, including later female descendants of this "Eve" left Africa 80,000 years ago (earlier than was originally thought) -- and that from this exodus, the rest of the world was populated. The film was shot on location amidst the sweeping vistas of Africa, and the exotic settings of Australia and Malaysia where modern man‚s development actually took place. Hundreds of indigenous peoples were used in the filming.

To view the press release for this event, please click here.
To view the poster for the film's premiere on the Discovery Channel, please click here.
(Please note: as the above files are in PDF format, you must download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.)

WIN launched the first Women's Intercultural Film Screening this March to celebrate International Women's Day and we'll be bringing you more wonderful screenings throughout the year so check our site often for updates.

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Last updated February 17, 2002
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