The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa is proud to present the premier screening of “One Life For Another” on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Hardesty Arts Center. Together with the Circle Cinema, the Council has sponsored local filmmaker Zach Litwack and his efforts to screen this latest documentary.
“One Life For Another” tells the story of Litwack’s mother, Donna Drewiske, a 21-year-old woman who joined the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama in 1962. Stationed in the small village of Lidice, she provided the native people with vital care and local improvements. As the 1964 Panama Canal Riots broke out, rioters targeted Donna – along with all other American presence – with the sole intent of killing. Villagers formed a human wall around Donna’s house, defending her in return for her many months of service to them. The film follows Donna as she returns to Panama 45 years later to reconnect with villagers who shared in this harrowing experience.
Litwack’s film has garnered attention from the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute in Washington, D.C. Among the late Shriver’s many accomplishments was his pivotal role in founding the Peace Corps. The Institute’s Executive Director, Jamie Price, will attend the April 11 Tulsa premiere.
Immediately following the film’s premiere will be a question and answer session with the director, Zach Litwack, and the film’s protagonist, Donna Litwack. Admission is free and open to the public.