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Women's Leadership Initiative presents 'The Hundred Foot Journey'

Published:Friday | August 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM
The man of the moment, Peter Lewis, has the full attention of his wife, Elizabeth (centre) and Lois Lake-Sherwood.
Eva Lewis (left) in conversation with Debra Lopez-Spence at the Women's Leadership Initiative's premiere of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'.
Inter-American Development Bank's Therese Turner-Jones (right) has the full attention of Dr Carl Bruce and Donna Harris.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is 90 minutes of pure deliciousness. The Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) hosted a premier of the Steven Speilberg and Oprah Winfrey-produced film to a full house at Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, last Thursday night.

All seats were filled as dozens of persons turned up to support the initiative. There was pleasant camaraderie during cocktail hour, with the mood for the movie set with tasty hors d'oeuvres prepared by Tamarind Indian Restaurant.

Movie Plot

The movie's plot has food at its core. Displaced from their home in India, the Kadam family settles in a quaint village in the south of France to do what they had always done - run a restaurant. But they don't exactly receive a welcoming reception from the proprietress of the classical French cuisine restaurant, who is not at all pleased with having an Indian restaurant just 100 feet across the street.

Of course, nothing brings people together quite like food, and as the movie unfolded, the viewers were taken on a delicious adventure that had them salivating and chuckling.

Proceeds from the event will benefit WLI charities. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the organisation has this year placed emphasis on training caregivers to detect and identify when children in their care are victims of sexual abuse. To date, more than 400 caregivers have been trained.

Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer