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Carter Center to feature documentary on river blindness fight

"Dark Forest Black Fly" documents the Carter Center's efforts in helping eliminate river blindness in Uganda.

The Atlanta educational series, "Conversations at The Carter Center," will host a special sneak preview of footage from a documentary, "Dark Forest Black Fly" on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Carter Center.

Produced by Cielo Productions, Inc., the upcoming production documents the elimination of river blindness from Uganda.

Following the videos, a panel will discuss the challenges of eliminating the disease worldwide and their experiences making the film. Panelists will include Gary Strieker, executive director for Cielo Productions and Carter Center staff featured in the film – River Blindness Program Director Frank Richards and epidemiologist Moses Katabarwa.

Reserve free tickets online.

The event also will be live webcast from and feature a live Twitter feed @CarterCenter with the hashtag #ConvosTCC.

The Carter Center is a leader in the fight against this parasitic infection – one of the major causes of preventable blindness in the world. 

It is a not-for-profit organization founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University.

View the series schedule for more Conversations at the Carter Center.

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