Film: “Man Up and Go”
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center 351
Sponsored By: College of Arts & Sciences, Film Studies Program, Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Department of English, Center for Intercultural Studies, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and Center for International Studies
"When Roger went to Ethiopia to get his adopted daughter, she was 6 months old, but only 7 pounds, dying. Roger asked himself, Is there a way out of this? He called his dad and heard words that rocked his core: Roger, man up! If she dies, at least she will die in the arms of a father. Roger had to inspire men to be better husbands and fathers, so he launched the Man Up movement. With 28 other men, they traveled to the depths of Africa to love big on orphans and the least of these. In the end, the men discover their lives were impacted the most. They travel home but will they be the same?"