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ADA, OK-- Just a few days after its showing at the Napa Valley Film Festival, a public screening of the documentary "Sewing Hope" was held at a local university last night. It's a story about one leader's fight to bring hope back to a torn nation.

"Hope has many definitions, but it must be accompanied by an action," said Sister Rosemary, the woman behind the film and book. 

Sister Rosemary presides over St. Monica's Vocational School for girls in Gulu, Uganda. Her students are the survivors of Joseph Kony's 25-year reign over the Lord's Resistance Army.     

"A lot of girls have come from captivity," said Sister Rosemary. "There were ones abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army. It's been unfortunate because they've lost their chances of education, and a good number of them were forced to become wives of the rebel commanders because they were used like sex slaves. They were also trained as child soldiers."

She teaches the girls how to sew and provide for their families--slowly gaining them independence.

"It's really all about sewing broken lives, putting them together and all this can be done only through love," said Sister Rosemary.

About 400 people gathered at ECU last night to watch the film, hear from Sister Rosemary and purchase her book. Carli Manwell, who was recently crowned Miss Teen Ada, says she is motivated by the young women.

"It was very inspiring to see how the people live there, and how blessed that we are," said Manwell. "It's very eye-opening. It makes you want to be a better person and do more for others."

Sister Rosemary's challenge to Pontotoc County is to collect 28,980 spools of thread for the girls in her school. That would be the length of thread  needed to reach Uganda from Ada. More than one thousand spools were collected at last night's event.