Free Showing - We Women Warriors

  • March 8, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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We Women Warriors USA / 2012 / 83mins / directed by Nicole Karsin

USA / 2012 / 83mins / directed by Nicole Karsin

Friday, March 8 NOON
VOICE OF AMERICA (VOA) BUILDING AUDITORIUM, WILBUR J. COHEN BUILDING

330 Independence Avenue, SW (use the entrance on C Street between 3rd and 4th Streets)

Followed by a Q&A with director Nicole Karsin and Omar Martinez, Latin American Working Group (LAWG)/ refreshments served.

THIS IS A FREE SCREENING IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, MARCH 8.

www.wewomenwarriors.com

In Colombia’s indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes guide us through their worlds. Trapped in a protracted predicament that is fueled by the drug war, indigenous women use their resources and tradition to lead in a transforming way imbued with hope.  The fighting between the guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and armed forces imperils Colombia’s 102 aboriginal groups, dozens of which face extinction because of the conflict.  We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

Director’s Statement: While working as a correspondent in Colombia I learned that nearly one-third of the nation’s 102 indigenous groups are in danger of extinction because of the violence. …When I met the film’s protagonists Doris, Ludis and Flor in 2006, they were each facing complicated choices, representative of the many life-and-death situations in Colombia that remain unbeknownst to many. The objective in making We Women Warriors was to shine a light on these remarkable female leaders who were using peaceful methods to transform their lives and transcend oppression. Like feminism, this documentary is both personal and political…It’s a great privilege that these incredible women and communities entrusted me with their stories despite the risks involved.

…provides a metaphor for the inextricable bond between Colombia’s indigenous people and their land and culture” – Village Voice

“…captures the heroism of native women in Colombia.” – Los Angeles Times

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Linda,

    I'm so sorry I missed the event. I'm really disappointed.
    I kept thinking it was another day. It sounded like it would be a fun event. I hope you enjoyed it! Hope to see you another time!

    Best wishes,

    Peggy

    March 8, 2013

  • Quita

    Lost track of time... there's no way I can get downtown in time for film. I'll catch the next one!

    March 8, 2013

    • Linda

      Sorry we missed you!

      March 8, 2013

  • Linda

    This independent film was a cut above many mainstream documentaries. Great job. The VOA venue was a challenge. I would not prefer to use the venue again: very inefficient security. Thanks Loretta and Uma for joining me!

    March 8, 2013

  • Linda

    I am inside the theater ... middle seats third row from the front.

    March 8, 2013

  • Linda

    Remember to bring your IDs to get into the building!

    March 8, 2013

  • Linda

    Hi ladies - I will keep you posted on where I am once I reach the theater today.

    March 8, 2013

  • Olivia

    can't make it at noon anymore! :(

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doctor's appointment (rats),

    March 4, 2013

  • Mary Frances K.

    i did not realize this was at noon. so i can't go

    March 4, 2013

  • Michele

    Thought this looked great. Didn't note the time.

    March 2, 2013

  • boyman

    I have to work that day and won't be able to come to the event. I changed my RSVP

    February 24, 2013

  • Mona

    Hi Linda,

    I will not be able to attend.

    February 24, 2013

  • Loretta

    Hi...can we have a waitlist for this event? :)

    February 13, 2013

    • Linda

      You have a waitlist!

      February 13, 2013

    • Loretta

      Thanks! :)

      February 13, 2013

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