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Project Empowerment - Tapestries of Hope

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Project Empowerment is proud to present to you the creator of Tapestries of Hope, Michealene Cristini Risley. Michealene Cristini Risley is an award winning writer and director. Her first film, Flaschards, won numerous awards, screened in the Shorts du Jour program at The Cannes Film Festival and was picked up by American Public Television for PBS stations. Her new documentary, Tapestries of Hope has also won numerous awards and will launch theatrical in Sept 28th 2010 in over 100 theaters. The film is also being used as a tool for grassroots efforts with over 30 groups to push Congress to sign and FUND I-VAWA (International Violence Against Women Act) one of those key partners is FACEBOOK who actually helped her to get out of prison in Zimbabwe. A member of both the Writers Guild and The Directors Guild, Michealene also co-authored the best-selling book, "This is not the Life I ordered", selling over 50,000 copies. Miss Risley also blogs frequently for the Huffington Post on issues of Women and Children, Human Rights and Africa. She was recently honored as One of Silicon Valley's most influential Women. http://www.tapestriesofhope.com/