Join Montana State University's Leadership Institute for the free film screening of "Iron Ladies of Liberia" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Strand Union Building's Procrastinator Theatre.
"Iron Ladies of Liberia" is a unique look behind the scenes at the rebirth of a nation and democracy in action, under the steady hand of women determined to make history and move their country forward.
After nearly two decades of brutal civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change. With exclusive access, directors Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge, follow the efforts of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her groundbreaking inaugural year in office as Africa's first freely elected female head of state.
Facing the daunting task of lifting a country from debt and devastation, Sirleaf turns to a remarkable team of women, appointing them in positions such as police chief, finance minister, minister of justice, commerce minister and minister of gender. The stakes are high, and the outcome uncertain, but the commitment of the Iron Ladies will not falter.
This film is free and open to the public. For more information, call 994-7275.