Thursday, October 4, 2012

Engineers Without Borders Hosts Film Festival in San Diego

Engineers Without Borders will be hosting its second annual film festival starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the UltraStar Cinemas in Mission Valley.
One of the festival's big attractions will be the world premiere of the documentary "The Water in La Chiripa." The title refers to a small coffee-growing community in El Salvador, where a team of volunteers from Engineers Without Borders San Diego partnered with residents to design and build rainwater systems for each of the community's homes, giving everyone access to clean water. One of the volunteers was Kelsey Ellis, a student a the Jacobs School of Engineering here at UC San Diego. Working in El Salvador was an amazing experience, she said.
In addition to the documentary, the festival will include foods from El Salvador, Kenya and India, a Latin music local band, wines from California and craft beer from Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. It's also an opportunity to network with working professionals who support the work of Engineers Without Borders. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students.
More information about the event can be found here.

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