Join us for a screening of the 23 minute film, then a panel discussion after by some of the interviewees.
View the trailer: https://vimeo.com/715824454
The film is a series of sit-down interviews with past Peace Corps volunteers who served in various decades. The interviews are edited to create a dialogue between the volunteers and the range of opinions concerning The Peace Corps. Some believe the Peace Corps should be dismantled. Others view it as crucial development work. But all agree that this government organization needs to be reformed by addressing issues such as volunteer depression, the white savior complex of volunteers, and the qualifications of those sent overseas.
Harry James Dwinell, the director, is shown in behind-the-scenes shots of him interviewing the subjects. This inclusion of “what is usually not seen” is included to enhance the theme of transparency presented in the film. As the film comments on what is typically not seen involving the Peace Corps, it also allows viewers to see that which is not typically seen in documentaries.
Additionally, the film utilizes advertisements and recruitment videos created by the Peace Corps in a satirical manner to provide background information on the organization while moving in between interview topics.
Liz Fanning, Founder & Executive Director, CorpsAfrica, RPCV Morocco '93-'95
Phyllis Dichter-Forbes, Retired, USAID, RPCV Niger '68
Sockna Momie Cisse, Public Health Analyst, HRSA, RPCV Zambia '17-20