ALDA Chicago

Discovering: Shuktara Star of Happiness Film Showing

  • 31 Mar 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Oak Park, IL


  • No charge for the film showing. A free will offering for Discovering Deaf Worlds will be collected.
  • Pay for your meal at the restaurant. No charge for film showing. A free will offering will be collected.
  • Pay for your meal at the restaurant.

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Experience with ALDA Chicago an afternoon of Indian culture and learn more about discovering Deaf Worlds' international efforts to help the deaf community. 

Before the film, we will enjoy a lunch of Indian cuisine at the Khyber Pass Restaurant, a 6 minute walk away from the library. The restaurant offers a buffet or you may order from the menu. Each diner will be responsible for purchasing his/her own meal. No money will be collected in advance. Your registration is requested so we can let the restaurant know how many will be in our group.

Lunch at 12:00 p.m.
Khyber Pass Restaurant
1031 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL

Please note that the restaurant does not have a parking lot. Your parking options include parking in the Oak Park Public Library lot or using metered street and municipal garage parking. Please click the links for further details on rates and locations. Carpooling is recommended.

Film Showing at 2:00 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL

About the Film:

Filmed in early 2008, Discovering: Shuktara is the remarkable story of 18 boys and girls in Kolkata, India who were given a new chance at life after being abandoned by their families or escaping abusive homes. While many non-governmental organizations in India often overlook homeless children who are deaf or disabled, Shuktara embraces them.

The film is 33 minutes long.

You can learn more about Shukatra in this Discovering Deaf Worlds newsletter

A free will offering will be collected for Discovering Deaf Worlds, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the self-determination of signing Deaf communities through local capacity building in developing countries. Learn more about Discovering Deaf Worlds by visiting their website.

Contact Sarah Wegley at with questions.

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