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Watch Independent Movies @ International Women's Film Festival - See me 4 deals!

AT LAST!! The lineup for Through Women's Eyes FIlm Festival!! Come join us in Sarasota this April!!!

Saturday, April 5th at Hollywood 20

9:45 a.m.

WELCOME
Ann Fries, TWE Artistic Director, and Board Member, Gulf Coast Chapter, USNC - UN Women

10:00 a.m.

NO PROBLEM! SIX MONTHS WITH THE BAREFOOT GRANDMAMAS
Director: Yasmin Kidwai
India / 56 min.

This is the story of mostly middle-aged women from rural communities all over the world coming to the Barefoot College to learn to fabricate, install and maintain solar-powered household lighting systems. It is truly a transformative documentary.

11:15 a.m. - SELECTED SHORTS

101 CUPCAKES
Director: Jane Eakin
Australia / 20 min.

Baking helps Amy overcome her grief.

FE-MALE
Director: Anka Schmid
Switzerland / 5 min.

A different take on two very familiar pictograms.

ALINA HATSON
Director: Venetia Evripiotou
Greece / 17 min.

A random meeting after disappointment helps the hat-loving Alina see the world in a different light.

KARA WOMEN SPEAK
Director: Jane Baldwin
Ethiopia / 9 min.

An intimate portrait of the women of Kara, Ethiopia illuminates the uncertain fate of indigenous people.

LETTER FOR HOPE
Director: Raquel Roderick
New Zealand / 19 min.

At the lowest point of their lives, an old man performs an act of compassion, helping a grieving young woman.

ROE AT RISK: FIGHTING FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
Director: Susan Koch
Narrated by Amy Brenneman
USA / 16 min.

Women are realizing that reproductive rights which they have taken for granted are at risk.

1:15 p.m.

VESSEL
Director: Diana Whitten
The Netherlands, Ecuador, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Morocco / 87 min.

Vessel is the improbable story of one woman's calling to address the issues of reproductive rights on a worldwide basis. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a medical ship through loopholes of international law to provide women with reproductive rights.

3:15 p.m.

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
Directors: Susan Ostigaard, Beathe Hofseth
India /81 min.

Thulasi, a young Indian woman, refuses to accept her position as an untouchable. This documentary follows her through twists and turns of three eventful years in her quest to become a boxer.

7:45 p.m.

LIES I TOLD MY LITTLE SISTER
Director: William J. Stribling
USA/98 min./narrative

A family trip to Cape Cod is filled with all of the emotional baggage that many such trips entail. Amid recriminations, revelations, and old romance, the sisters square off against the patterns established in their childhood.

Join the Directors at the
FILMMAKERS' RECEPTION
Saturday, April 5, 2013
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

1819 Main Street (Wells Fargo Bldg)
Event tickets -- $85
Two tickets -- $160

Sunday, April 6th at Hollywood 20

10:00 a.m.

MAESTRA
Director: Catherine Murphy
Narrated by Alice Walker
Cuba/33 min.

This film explores the literacy effort in Cuba in 1961.

WHERE THE WAR STILL ECHOES
Directors: Severene Vanel, Pierre-Julien Quiers
Jordan, Syria/41 min.

The film presents a personalized look at the effect of the Syrian conflict through the eyes of one family and their adjustment to camp life.

11:30 a.m. - SELECTED SHORTS

MISS TODD
Director: Kristina Yee
USA/13 min.

In 1909, Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she has more than gravity keeping her down.

CRUMBS
Director: Cyrus Trafford
United Kingdom/9 min.

Revenge is easy. Relationships are hard.

TWO ALTARS AND A CAVE
Director: Alexandra Aron
USA/18 min.

Helena and Mattie confront their fears and anxiety about aging with humor and invention.

SHE
Director: Kriti Dhawan
India/4 min.

A tribute to women's voices lost behind the door.

GRANNY BABY
Director: Eva Colmers
Canada/9 min.

No one is paying attention to the confused old lady in the hospital waiting room - except young Jack.

PARADISAEA APODA
Director: Luxi Jin (an FSU student)
USA/7 min.

A mentally ill street girl's hope for a home is answered in the heart of an autistic homeless man.

LIGHT IN ME
Director: Ora DeKornfeld
USA/1 min.

The juxtaposition of four female spirits.

TITS
Director: Louisa Bertman
USA/5 min.

A young woman learns the truth about womanhood.

1:15 p.m.

RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT
Directors: Michelle Brock, Jared Brock
Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Kingdom/77 min.

This documentary follows Michelle and Jared Brock of the non-profit Hope for the Sold as they travel across ten countries to explore the complex and devastating issue of human sex trafficking. This films seeks to determine how sexual exploitation can be prevented before it happens.

3:15 p.m.

I AM A GIRL
Director: Rebecca Barry
Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA, Australia/88 min.

Being born female in the world means you are more likely to be disadvantaged. This film showcases six girls on the brink of womanhood from diverse countries and cultures. This is a story of strength, hope, courage and resilience.

DINNER BREAK - followed by an evening movie

7:15 p.m.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
Directors: Mary Dore, Nancy Kennedy
USA/90 min.

This movie explores the history of many of the brilliant women who founded the modern women's liberation movement in the 1960's. She's Beautiful is the story of activists who inspire and empower women to continue the struggle for feminism and human rights.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing many of these films. I noticed that Sunday is listed as April 7th - Sunday is the 6th.

    March 28, 2014

    • Heather O.

      OH! Thank you! You are correct!

      March 31, 2014

  • Christopher

    Hi film fans. A member is organizing a film event, and info is posted here. Contact Heather if you have any questions. Chris

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Heather O.

    Bumping this event! It only happens once a year and we spend 6 months putting it together, please take advantage of all of our hard work!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Heather O.

    contact me or order now:

    Online at
    www.wmm.com

    By Email:
    [masked]

    By Phone: [masked] ext. 360 There are deals on multiple movies!! And there's receptions as well!

    2 · March 14, 2014

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