January 29, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Outside the Box [Office], USC Women's Student Assembly, USC Levan Institute for Humanities & Ethics, and Laetibel Pictures, invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Lili's Journey

Written/Directed/Produced by Laetitia Belmadani
Followed by a Q&A with Laetitia Belmadani, moderated by Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities & Ethics

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About Lili's Journey

Compelled by the central role of women to achieve all the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015, their place became the foundation of the feature length documentary Lili's Journey. Lili's Journey started with two sisters' simple quest to find candid answers on what it means to be a woman in our day and age, evolving into a serendipitous voyage throughout the most diverse cultures, traditions and religions.

The world is not short of courageous women. But what will it take to get on the road of this gender equal society everybody seems to be talking about lately? We travelled the world over to fnd out. From Pro Mujer in Latin America shedding light on the concept of micro credit to Queen Rania in Jordan who spoke to us about the paramount place of education. Back in New York we were inspired by Diane von Furstenberg but also Christy Turlington Burns who is putting heart and soul to accomplish positive results in Maternal Health. Spotlight on trailblazers, we encountered Zainab Salbi who, having escaped the clutches of Saddam Hussein, went on to change the lives of many women who suffered the most pervasive tactical war violence. Never failing to make an impression we were truly marked by the very charismatic recently re-elected President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, who recently brought about the first UN agency for Women, and we celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize-winning efforts of Shirin Ebadi in modern day Iran.

A groundswell is taking place. There is no doubt. But what will it take to address the issues facing women in its variety of degrees all across the globe? The film aspires to amplify the voices of exceptional women and make their case crystal clear to the public. There can be no social progress without the inclusion of women.

Provided courtesy of Laetibel Pictures. Not Rated. Running time: 84 minutes.

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About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

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About the USC Women's Student Assembly (WSA)

The Women’s Student Assembly (WSA) is one of eight assemblies within Program Board - a branch of the Undergraduate Student Government at USC. Inspired by women and powered by students, WSA works on and off campus to tackle gender issues, to engage the community, and to empower women. Founded in 1990, the mission of the Women’s Student Assembly is to address the emerging concerns of USC women by working to strengthen the network of female students, faculty, staff, and organizations. With a network of diverse organizations and a proactive stance in sponsoring political, educational, social, and community events, WSA seeks to raise the awareness, impact, and voices of USC women.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

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