The 2011 SlutWalk was one of the most unique feminist actions in New York history–one piece of a grassroots global movement that is both empowering and controversial.
Amid a violent war that has seen over 50,000 people killed, three women wage a battle for women’s representation in Sierra Leone in this unique oil-painted animated film.
Recently director Lexi Alexander caused quite a stir with a blog post where she challenged the industry to finally be proactive about the lack of women directors in the studio system. Come and hear her discuss the topic.
This film tells the compelling story of Gabriela Leite, the first sex worker to run for Congress in Brazil as she faces 822 opponents and challenges a male dominated political system. Can a sex worker, activist, and cultural icon beat the odds and win the election?
Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia.
Grace Lee Boggs (BC ‘35) is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman living in Detroit. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the civil rights movement.
Created by painting and drawing on sheets of glass, which were photographed and digitally composed, this film’s experimental animations contain fragments of archival footage.
Join Barnard alumnae who work in entertainment and media, to discuss the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and how to navigate to success.
Join us for a discussion on the ways women can move beyond being present in film to playing more substantive and wide ranging roles.
OPENING FILM – NY PREMIERE
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, an 18th Century Admiral in the British Navy.
Join Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and the Athena Center’s Director, Kathryn Kolbert for a conversation about bringing peace and social justice to war-torn areas and how films such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell can propel international recognition of advocacy.
Based on actual events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the story of two very different women on seemingly similar paths towards ground-breaking discoveries affecting women with breast cancer.