(October 4, 2006) — Local filmmaker Rehema Trimiew will host a benefit to fund her documentary Raising 100,000 Voices: Rochester-Tikondane from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave.

Trimiew’s film will focus on four participants in the Raising 100,000 Voices community media education project, two from Rochester and two from the Tikondane educational center in Katete, Zambia.

Ann Marie White, a developer of the 100,000 Voices project, also will speak at the event. A short film by Trimiew and films by 100,000 Voices participants will be screened.

Contributions toward the documentary are eligible for a tax credit and will be used toward film production costs.

The event is free, but space is limited. Reservations are requested by Thursday; e-mail rsvp@TransformativeMedia.com.