PREMIERE EVENT OF INDIE SHORT DOCUMENTARY “Querido Panamá,” Thursday, May 31
st at the University of the Nations' "Mauka Theater" immediately after the Ohana Gathering.
“Querido Panamá,” is in Spanish with English subtitles.

“Querido Panamá,” or “Dear Panama,” is a response to 1200 children living in 34 Panamanian
institutions waiting 3-18 years before being placed in foster or adoptive care. 98% of these children will
never be placed in a family.

“Querido Panamá” is produced by Voice for the Voiceless and Grassroots News; nine international film
students from nine different nations seek to defend every child’s right to a family. Hear perspectives
throughout the film from different political parties, religious leaders, government officials and families
who have chosen to be a voice. Those interviewed include Balbina Herrera, Ivonne de Martinelli and
Sor Lourdes. The film focuses on the Proposed Amendment to Law 61 by SENNIAF, if passed; this
amendment supports the rights of every child in Panama to a family. The definition of “family” includes
birth families, foster families and adoptive families.

The night of the Panama Premiere the film will be shown on the website queridopanama.com
from 8pm-12am (GMT -7/Central) and in Kona, Hawaii. More information about “Querido Panamá”,
showings and to see the trailer can be found on the website: QueridoPanama.com

To participate in our social media campaign, find us on Facebook “Querido Panamá” and Twitter #QueridoPanama Contact us at : contact@dearpanama.com or contacto@queridopanama.com

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