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Meetup details added: Wed 7/22 "The Sari Soldiers" Documentary Screening & Discussion, J.Bridgham, Filmmaker

From: Paradigm S.
Sent on: Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:21 AM
Paradigm Shift: NYC?s Feminist Community Proudly Presents:

?The Sari Soldiers? Documentary Screening
and Discussion with Julie Bridgham, Filmmaker

a portion of proceeds donated to
The Sari Soldiers? Outreach Fund at Women Make Movies

?Captures ordinary women?s extraordinary lives and reveals them as
important pieces of history. Anyone concerned with social justice,
gender justice and human rights should see it.?
- Rama Lohani-Chase, Women?s and Gender Studies Dept., The College of New Jersey

?It gives new meaning to the words courage and resilience.?
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

SEE TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT-rw3KBpS0

When: Wed, July 22nd
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave)
HopStop.com Directions
http://www.hopstop.com/route?zip2=10002&address2=163+ALLEN+ST&mode=s

Cost: $10 at door (discounted summer rate!)
BONUS: RAFFLE of Paradigm Shift Free Pass granting recipient free
admission for one year!!

RSVP CLICK HERE

SYNOPSIS:
http://www.sarisoldiers.com
Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in
Nepal?s modern history, THE SARI SOLDIERS is an extraordinary story of
six women?s courageous efforts to shape Nepal?s future in the midst of
an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King?s
crackdown on civil liberties.

When Devi, mother of a 15-year-old girl, witnesses her niece being
tortured and murdered by the Royal Nepal Army, she speaks publicly
about the atrocity. The army abducts her daughter in retaliation, and
Devi embarks on a three-year struggle to uncover her daughter?s fate
and see justice done. THE SARI SOLDIERS follows her and five other
brave women, including Maoist Commander Kranti; Royal Nepal Army
Officer Rajani; Krishna, a monarchist from a rural community who leads
a rebellion against the Maoists; Mandira, a human rights lawyer; and
Ram Kumari, a young student activist shaping the protests
to reclaim democracy. THE SARI SOLDIERS intimately delves into the
extraordinary journey of these women on opposing sides of the
conflict, through the democratic revolution that reshapes the
country?s future.

AWARDS:
? Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York; Nestor Almendros Prize
? Tri-Continental Film Festival, India; Grand Jury Prize
? Rencontres International Film Festival, Montreal; Prix Camera au
Poing: Best Socio-Political Film
? Watch Docs Film Festival, Warsaw; Special Jury Mention

JULIE BRIDGHAM, DIRECTOR/PRODUCER BIO:
Julie Bridgham is a Sundance Institute Documentary Fellow, and the
Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary, THE SARI
SOLDIERS, for which she received the 2008 Nestor Almendros Prize for
courage and commitment in human rights filmmaking. Over the past six
years, she has lived for extended periods in Nepal where she produced
and directed numerous documentaries including several documentaries
for the United Nations and the films INDENTURED DAUGHTERS, a
documentary on Nepali girls sent into bonded labor, as well as the
films HOPE IN THE HIMALAYAS and CHILDREN OF HOPE for the Nepalese
Youth Opportunity Foundation. She has produced and directed numerous
documentary series that have taken her around the globe, including
?Exotic Islands?, and the series ?Royal Families of the World,? as
well as documentary series for the BBC, the Discovery Channel and TLC.
Before working in documentary television, she worked in Costa Rica as
a Project Officer for an environmental project with the United
Nations, and in Bolivia as a researcher for a human rights
organization.

DISTRIBUTED BY WOMEN MAKE MOVIES:
http://www.wmm.com
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and
misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is
a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which
facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of
independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization
provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs,
with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women
Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an
internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production
Assistance Program.

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http://www.paradigmshiftnyc.com/feminism/category/pshifttv/feminist-film-trailers/

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