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Friday, March 6
 

10:45am

Film Festival - Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights A film by Nevline Nnaji

Where do black women activists fit into the epochal struggles for equality and liberation during the 1960s and ‘70s? This feature-length documentary unearths the story of black women’s political marginalization—between the male-dominated Black Power movement and second wave feminism, which was largely white and middle class—showing how each failed to recognize black women’s overlapping racial and gender identities.

Women Make Movies (c)

Friday March 6, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
Arizona

1:05pm

Film Festival - The Grey Area: Feminism Behind BarsA film by Noga Ashkenazi

Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum women’s security prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the "grey area" that is often invisible within the prison walls and delve into issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.

Women Make Movies (c)

Friday March 6, 2015 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Arizona

2:25pm

Film Festival - Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower A film by Roxana Walker-Canton

LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and administrators working in U.S. colleges and universities today. Through their diverse narratives, from girlhood to the present, Black women from different disciplines share experiences that have shaped them, including segregated schooling as children, and the trials, disappointments and triumphs encountered in Academia.

Women Make Movies (c)

Friday March 6, 2015 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Arizona

3:45pm

Film Festival - Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation A film by Jennifer Lee

Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, this documentary brings the momentous first decade of second-wave feminism vividly to life. A wealth of period footage captures landmark events and the pivotal roles of NOW, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Redstockings, and other organizations. Thirty-five diverse interviewees, including rank-and-file activists along with well-known feminists Betty Friedan, Florence Beale, Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, Ti-Grace Atkinson, and others, share memories of the period as well as issues and challenges that still resonate today. 

Women Make Movies (c)

Friday March 6, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Arizona
 
Saturday, March 7
 

10:45am

Film Festival - Private Violence A film directed and produced by Cynthia Hill

PRIVATE VIOLENCE explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws and our lack of understanding. 


Women Make Movies (c)

Saturday March 7, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
Arizona

1:05pm

Film Festival - Double Feature - Maestra & Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded

Maestra
A film by Catherine Murphy – 1:05pm
Narrated by Alice Walker, Maestra (Spanish for teacher) explores the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. Interweaving recent interviews, archival footage, and Campaign photos, this lively documentary includes one of the first Cubans of her generation to call herself a feminist and one of the first openly proud members of Cuba’s LGBT community. With wit and spirit, all recall negotiating for autonomy and independence in a culture still bound by patriarchal structures.

SLAYING THE DRAGON: RELOADED

A film by Elaine Kim– 1:35pm

SLAYING THE DRAGON: RELOADED is a 30-minute sequel to SLAYING THE DRAGON. RELOADED looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media — from blockbuster films and network television to Asian American cinema and YouTube — to explore what’s changed, what’s been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future.



Saturday March 7, 2015 1:05pm - 2:05pm
Arizona

2:25pm

Film Festival - Casablanca Calling A film by Rosa Rogers

As political conflict and change sweep the Arab world, CASABLANCA CALLING highlights a quiet social revolution under way in Morocco, where 60% of the women have never attended school. For the first time, Moroccan women are trained and employed as official Muslim leaders or morchidat. Charged with teaching an Islam based on tolerance, compassion and equity, they provide vital support and guidance to communities, especially to girls and women


Saturday March 7, 2015 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Arizona

3:45pm

Film Festival - I am a Girl A Film by Rebecca Barry

There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth.


Saturday March 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Arizona