Zach Ingrasci is a humanitarian, activist, and award winning documentary filmmaker of the films Living on One Dollar and Salam Neighbor. Zach, along with his co-founder, Chris, spent 30 days living in Guatemala on $1 a day and documenting their experiences, along with the experiences of those in the community. In their most recent film, Salam Neighbor, they were granted access inside of a Syrian refugee camp to document the lives of Syrian refugees. Zach and his partner, Chris, also have major projects with Google and PBS.
Zach will be speaking on Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm in Koumantzelis Auditorium as part of the 5th annual BUIILD (Bentley Unites to Improve International Livelihood and Development) campaign supporting the community of Los Rios, Ecuador. BUIILD has grown to become a Bentley-wide campaign which has raised over $18,500 to impact education, access to clean water, alternative income projects, and sustainable agriculture through WE Charity. This year, the students behind BUIILD are aiming to raise $10,000 for health programs in Ecuador.
Zach’s talk will be about the current immigration crisis with the first public viewing of sneak peaks at his and Chris’ new documentary! We are excited to be bringing Zach to Bentley and hope you will join us.
This event is sponsored by: Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, Cronin Office of International Education, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Valente Center for Arts & Sciences, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Global Studies Department, Academic Services, Natural and Applied Sciences Department, Nonprofit Minor, and Office of Sustainability.
Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lindsay Hall, 38 Koumantzelis Auditorium, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452