Academy Award-winner Music by Prudence to be Screened in Metuchen, NJ on May 22nd

Producer & director Roger Ross Williams along with special guest Prudence to host the screening of the Academy Award-winning film on Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM.
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May 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Metuchen, NJ - The Raconteur presents: Music by Prudence, Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Short. The film will be screening at The Refectory in Metuchen, NJ on Saturday, May 22nd. In attendance will be filmmaker Roger Ross Williams as well as the star of the documentary, Prudence Mabhena.

Prudence is a 21 year-old woman from Zimbabwe, who is the lead singer in a band, Liyana. She is an inspiration, not only because of her success as a singer, but also because of the hardships that she has overcome throughout her life.

Born with Arthrogryposis, a rare debilitating condition, Prudence was shunned by her paternal grandmother, and her and her mother were forced to leave their home. Four years later, caring for Prudence proved to be too much for her mother, and she left. Prudence’s maternal grandmother raised her and this was when Prudence discovered her love for singing. However, when she turned seven, her grandmother knew that she would not be able to give Prudence a proper education, and sent her to live with her father and stepmother.

After living with her stepmother, and being tortured and neglected, Prudence was pushed so far, she attempted suicide - twice. Thankfully, she was introduced to King George VI School & Centre for Children with Physical Disabilities (KG6). At KG6, Prudence began singing in the school choir, as well as an a capella group, and eventually found other students who shared her passion for music and started a band called Liyana.

Music by Prudence tells the tale of an ambitious and inspiring young woman, who does not let her disabilities prevent her from achieving her goals and dreams.

Join Prudence and filmmaker Roger Ross Williams at The Refectory, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, NJ at 8pm on Saturday, May 22nd for a very special screening of the film.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at or in person at The Raconteur, 431 Main St., Metuchen, NJ.

Shahira Motani
Passion River Films

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