All films shown on Monday, March 19th, 2018 will be shown at:
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Student Admission w/ID: $8
The Peace Agency
Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 6:00PM
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 91 MIN | USA, INDONESIA
Directed by Sue Useem
THE PEACE AGENCY follows Lian Gogali, her 500 adult students and the remarkable journey of The Women’s School, an institution that transforms its all-female class into agents of peace and non-violent grassroots activism that has altered the course of the conflict in Poso, and possibly the future of Indonesia. A heartwarming lesson on the power generated when women come together!
What a Piece of Work is Man Shorts Program:
The things we do on this earth to each other and how we overcome them.
Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:30PM
A five year old girl is caught in middle of a struggle between her recently widowed father and his elderly aunt who disagree on how best to adapt to the customs of their newly adopted home in the United Kingdom. The aunt’s failure to abandon ancient
A filmmaker shares diaristic stories from her life, contemplating the different ways in which one could feel bodily trauma, and explores the act of violation in the context of trauma and healing.
SURVIVING INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD reveals the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two local women from Oakland, California. Driving along International Boulevard’s dark streets, a mother recounts her own wild determination to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker ‘boyfriend’. Switching to daylight, a nonprofit advocate and survivor of sexual exploitation shares her extensive experience getting young victims the help they so desperately need. Driving along The Blade as they call it, Sarai T. Smith Mazariegos, co-founder of MISSSEY.org and founder ofSHADEProject.org, unveils her personal story while breaking down the raw truth about victims and traffickers as it unfolds on the street around her.
THE BLACK PEN | 13 MIN | TONGA
Directed by Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki
A newly trained counsellor at a women’s refuge comes face to face with the real challenges of investigating a case of child sexual abuse while juggling the demands of her personal life.
Director Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki will be present for Q&A.
After another night of grief, Gloria decides to change the course of her life.
About The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival is a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and unite the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.