International Women's Day: Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival
Once again, we will celebrate International Women's Day as part of our Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival.
We will celebrate our filmmakers virtually on Zoom at 5 p.m. EST with an awards ceremony. Admission to the award ceremony is included with all ticket purchases.
If you're looking for a film to watch, you can see all available films (and learn more about the festival) here -- and if you'd like a recommendation for a choice that's perfect for International Women's Day, we invite you to check out these films about the female experience:
- Chronicles of Her: This landmark film was supported by UN Women, UNESCO, and the Royal Film Commission of Jordan. It supports female filmmakers and highlights the reality of life for oppressed women in the Maghreb through separate stories from five countries. These women - and their families - face social and systematic oppression and injustice. Follow their journeys in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Morocco.
- Peace of Her Own: This film chronicles a group of female Indian farmers from a poor village as they strive for economic justice in a society that looks down upon them and offloads the majority of the work to them.
- Reflections: In a rebellion against social norms forced upon young women, the narrator guides us through a river of low self-esteem and body image issues. This poetic narration, written by an 8th-grade student, is set against a background of young women who don’t fit in and refuse to conform to the expectations society requires them to shoulder.
See the full line up of films and get access to the award ceremony here.