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Little Gems: a fundraiser for NGO "For a Child's Smile"

Little Gems / Les Pépites
by Xavier de Lauzanne
2016 – France – 88 min
March 7, 2017 | 7:00 p.m

Come support a great cause through giving to "For a Child's Smile" while enjoying an enlightening documentary.

After the screening, you will have the opportunity to interact with PSE's local representatives while sharing a drink and savoring Cambodian finger food.

The French Embassy proudly presents the 2016 film Little Gems by Xavier de Lauzanne. This special screening is a fundraiser for PSE - For a Child's Smile and is part of our Month of Francophonie.

French NGO « Pour un Sourire d’Enfant » (For a Child’s Smile), or PSE, was born in the spring of 1996. The project started with around twenty children, to whom a daily meal was given directly on the Cambodian landfill they lived on; they lived in a rented house that quickly became too crowded. Soon, it is hundreds, even thousands of children saved.

Facing each obstacle, Christian and Marie-France des Pallières, founders of PSE, found a way out with only the children’s best interests at heart.

Today, about 6,500 children are being looked after. They receive general education, and vocational training in order to find a job, meals, health services and support for the whole family..

This extraordinary human adventure is the story told in the film Little Gems by Xavier de Lauzanne.

In French and Khmer with English subtitles

Online registration is required for this free admission screening.

Please note this movie has not been rated in the USA and some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.