Kybele, Inc., a Winston-Salem based humanitarian organization that supports medical education in developing countries, will be hosting a documentary film event on Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 – 10:30 p.m. at the Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Rd.
“Bow Ties & BBQ” is a fundraiser aimed at bringing awareness of Kybele’s international medical work in Ghana, West Africa – specifically the need for medical training in such low resource areas.
The documentary film “Frivolous Things” will be shown. It had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Building in May as part of an obstetric anesthesiology conference. Produced by Joe Jowers, Walidah Muhammed and Kathi Barnhill, three recent graduate students of the Wake Forest University Documentary Film Program, the film includes Winston-Salem-based medical personal from Forsyth Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, as well as employees from other North Carolina Hospitals.
In addition to dinner and the documentary film, the local band Red Road Healers, which includes three neonatologists, will play.
Tickets are $20 – $60. The reservation deadline is Sunday, Aug. 10.
Kybele brings professional medical teams into host countries to work alongside doctors and nurses in their home hospitals to improve healthcare standards.
Since 2004, Kybele has conducted medical training in Armenia, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Vietnam – utilizing more than 500 medical volunteers, of 28 different disciplines, from 70 institutions . In addition to thousands of hours of volunteer service, Kybele volunteers have donated more than $2,500,000 in educational materials, textbooks, medication and equipment to host countries.
For more information, visit http://www.kybeleworldwide.org.