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Free Movie at Maiden Alley Cinema for WKCTC One Book Read February 9

Paducah, Kentucky (January 23, 2017) – The public is invited to a free movie at Maiden Alley Cinema as part of West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s One Book Read of Little Princes by New York Times bestselling author Conor Grennan.

Highway to Dhampus will play at the MAC February 9 at 7 p.m. The critically acclaimed film was released in 2014 and received numerous international awards including Best Feature Film, Madrid International Film Festival; Winner Best World Showcase, SOHO International Film Festival; International Platinum Award for Best Cinematography, International Film Competition Festival and others.

The feature-length film was shot almost entirely in Nepal by an American crew and features many of Nepal's cultural highlights. When a rich socialite who is attempting to fix her image through charitable acts visits Laxmi, headmistress of a small orphanage in Nepal, a chain of events is set in motion that affects everyone involved. Ajit, the western-savvy bush pilot, Colt, the American photojournalist and chaperone, and even Elizabeth, the spoiled British heiress, all discover their own reasons to ultimately change for the better. The story raises questions about our motives, international philanthropy and the sometimes-unintended consequences when disparate worlds collide.

“This movie fits perfectly into our One Book Read of Conor’s #1 international bestselling memoir,” said Amy Sullivan, One Book Committee co-chair. “With the book detailing his journey in Nepal to reconnect trafficked children with their families, which is the focus of his nonprofit organization Next Generation Nepal, we knew bringing Highway to Dhampus to Paducah was a great way to promote the country of Nepal and Conor’s visit in March.”   

This year’s One Book Read is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

For more information about the free movie, visit http://westkentucky.kctcs.libguides.com/onebookread, click on the Little Princes 2016-17 tab.