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
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:

To participate in our social media campaign, find us on Facebook “Querido Panamá” and Twitter #QueridoPanama Contact us at : or

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