Sunday, March 20, 2016

International Women's Month Film Festival

Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly;; KPFK
Int'l Women's Month Film Festival $15 FESTIVAL PASSES (
Program 1: Women and Work
All Work and No Pay. The US premier of this film classic from the 1970s women's movement in the UK. It includes the lost history of the 1975 women's general strike in Iceland, which shut down the entire country! Women share stories of their workday, waged and unwaged, and the inter-relationship between them. Also discussed is their exhaustion and need to decrease their workload, and how winning a wage for housework would transform their lives and relationships. Length 30 minutes. 
Caring, Survival and Justice vs the Tyranny of the Market
11:00 am US Premier! A riveting discussion on where the women's movement come since the 1970s, the grassroots movement for justice, a living wage, and a total change of priorities. Alison Wolf -- British economist, professor, member of the House of Lords, and author of The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World -- joins women's rights/anti-racist campaigner Selma James and author of Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning to define and take on market feminism and the impact of today's golden skirts, the 15% of women at the top whose success hasn't benefited most women. Length 45 mins.

2: Women and Incarceration
1:00 pm Civil Brand: Never underestimate the power of a woman! Filmmaker Neema Barnette brings us award winning Civil Brand now a cult classic. Lisa Raye found herself in prison for killing her abusive husband. After being abused, violated, and persecuted by the prison warden, the women from the cellblock rise up and revolt as they battle for justice. Music score by Mandrill. Length 91 mins.

3: Women and War
3:00 pm The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military.

This Academy Award-nominated and Sundance Film Festival winner features accounts by several young women, including interviews with high-ranking military officials, that exposes the truth about the systemic cover up of the crimes against young women in the military, and what we can do to bring about much needed change. Length 97 mins.
4: Indigenous Women and the Environment
5:00 pm Broken Rainbow is the Oscar-winning documentary that chronicles attempts by energy companies, and the federal agencies who collaborate with them, to forcibly remove traditional Diné (Navajo) elders from their ancestral homeland.

This is a story about the power of resistance, maintaining culture and tradition in the face of brutal physical and emotional attacks. The Diné grandmothers continue to lead this struggle against cultural genocide, preserving their language, art, and sustainable practices to this day. Length 70 mins. Tickets:

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