On May 1, 2013, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of “The Revolutionary Optimists,” at the Missouri History Museum. In “The Revolutionary Optimists,” Amlan Ganguly teaches the children of Kolkata’s slums to become leaders in improving their own community’s health and sanitation. Using street theater, dance, and data as their weapons, the children have cut malaria and diarrhea rates in half, increased polio vaccination rates, and turned garbage dumps into playing fields.


Nine Digital Strategist, Ed Reggi recorded these audience reactions following the film.

Learn more about the ‪Nine Community Cinema film series.


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