Monday, October 21, 2013

"SEWING HOPE" - (Documentary of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's life) - "SEWING HOPE" is an official 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival Selection


(Documentary of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's life)

Trailer to this incredible documentary can be found at the link below:

Sewing Hope is a documentary film about an incredible Ugandan nun named Sister Rosemary who opened a school for young girls who were abducted and abused by Joseph Kony and his infamous Lord’s Resistance Army. Sister Rosemary is traveling from Uganda to attend the screening, and will also be the guest of honor at a New Power Lunch: Celebrating Women Who Are Making a Difference to be held Saturday, November 16.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's documentary film about her life - "SEWING HOPE" is an official selection of the 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival. A companion book by Reggie Whitten will be released in November.

On one of the first Pros for Africa trips, Oklahoma City documentary filmmaker Derek Watson interviewed Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, and several girls from Saint Monica’s Vocational School in Gulu, Uganda.

(Documentary of Sister Rosemary's life)
PRODUCER: Rachelle Newman-Whitten (Founder of Sisters United -
NARRATED BY: Forest Whitaker

Reggie Whitten / Founder of PROS FOR AFRICA


About Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe:  Sister Rosemary --- the 2007 recipient of CNN's International Hero honoree is still 'making-a-difference' in Uganda.

(See CNN story - )

For the last 30 years, Sister Rosemary and the other Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based in Juba, South Sudan, have answered the call to serve the least among them from the heart of a bloody and violent civil war that decimated northern Uganda and South Sudan.

They openly defied Joseph Kony and the rebel soldiers and commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in their 20-year reign of terror. Since 2002, they have helped more than 2,000 girls who had been previously abducted by the LRA or abandoned by their families.

About Pros for Africa:  / Sisters United:

Founded by Reggie Whitten and Rachelle Newman-Whitten


The scars are still there but together we are stitching a future of hope and dignity.

Products distributed by Sisters United include pop tab handbags, all handmade by the young woman of one of the three schools in Africa; one in Gulu, Uganda; Atiak, Uganda and a third school in the process of being built in Torit, South Sudan. These schools are operated and led by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a 2007 CNN Heroes Award Winner.

The young women who make Sisters United products are hand picked and supervised by Sister Rosemary.

Sisters United mission is to provide these young women with a market for their hard work. Sisters United provides the materials so that these young women can make pop tab handbags, and a means to market their merchandise and earn a hand up, not a hand out. Sister Rosemary personally inspects each product for quality control and to insure that these young women have the ability to earn a living that gives them respect and dignity.

Support Sister Rosemary and these three schools in Africa by purchasing a purse hand-made by the students at the schools at:

Sisters United

Rachelle and Reggie Whitten

The National Recording Artist duet group JAIA (Just As I Am) Lynda Knox and Lisa Davis was commissioned by Rachelle and Reggie Whitten (Pros For Africa) to write the lyrics and music / perform in a music video in honor of Sister Rosemary.  This music video 'Touched By A Rose' debuted at a luncheon in honor / dedication to      Sister Rosemary that was held at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The Governor of Oklahoma declared the day - "Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in the State of Oklahoma".

I love you Sister Rosemary.....
and I am soooo honored / humbled to call you my friend!!!   
Sister Rosemary:  We all have been 'Touched by a Rose ---YOU...
Pat  :)

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