There has never been a better time to shine a light on stories of women affecting change around the world. The evidence is clear — when women and girls are provided with opportunities for education and jobs, access to health care services, and are a vital voice in governance, we can make great strides in addressing serious social issues such as poverty, violence, and political corruption.
Utilizing our extraordinary catalogue of documentary films that provide critical perspectives on the most pressing issues facing women and girls today, ITVS and its partners are uniquely poised to use film as a tool to spark conversation and inspire action in innovative ways. Join ITVS and dozens of television stations and community organizations across the country to present a special series of screenings that highlight issues affecting women in the U.S. and across the globe.
All screenings are FREE and open to the public.
Seattle, WE FEM
August 23, 2010
Seattle University Pigott Building Rooms 100,101 and Atrium
Marion & 12th
Seattle, WA 98122
6:00 PM: Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
6:00 PM: A Girl's Life
Partners: Seattle University, Department of Women's Studies, Seattle Office for Civil Rights/Seattle Women's Commission, Americans for UNFPA, New Course, KCTS9
Colorado Springs Women's Empowerment Event
August 12, 2010
Cornerstone Screening Room
825 N. Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
6:00 PM: Miss Navajo
8:00 PM: Miss Navajo
Partners: Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC), Colorado College
Lexington, On Their Own Terms Screening Series
Kentucky Educational Television
600 Cooper Dr.
Lexington, KY 40502
August 5, 2010, 6:30 PM: Shadya
August 12, 2010, 6:30 PM: Made in L.A.
August 19, 2010, 6:30 PM: Sunset Story
August 26, 2010, 6:30 PM: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Partners: KET, Kentucky Educational Television
Los Angeles, REAL LIFE FILMS: Authentic Stories About Us
August 10, 2010
Legacy LA, Hazard Park Armory
1350 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
2:30 PM: Going on 13
4:00 PM: Troop 1500
5:30 PM: Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story
Partners: City of Los Angeles Gang Reduction Youth Development Office
Nashville Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series
August 21, 2010
The Nashville Public Library
615 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37219
9:30 AM: A Girl's Life
1:00 PM: Troop 1500
3:00 PM: Lakshmi and Me
Partners: Nashville Public Television, Nashville Public Library, Hands on Nashville, Nashville Film Festival, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Philadelphia Women's Empowerment Summer Film Festival
August 7, 2010
The Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1:30 PM: Made in L.A.
3:30 PM: The Education of Shelby Knox
5:30 PM: Bronx Princess
Followed by a discussion with Rocky Otoo from Bronx Princess and Avery Klein-Cloud from Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story
Partners: WHYY, The Leeway Foundation, The Coalition of Labor Union Women, The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, and the Women's Medical Fund
Chicago Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
August 15, 12:00 PM: Made in L.A.
August 15, 2:30 PM: Taking the Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City
August 22, 12:00 PM: Going on 13
August 22, 2:30 PM: Troop 1500
Partners: Chicago Foundation for Women, Women and Girls Collective Action Network, Girls in The Game, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, Chicago Women In Trades, Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
San Francisco Women's Empowerment Screening Event
August 4, 2010
San Francisco Main Public Library
100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102
3:30 PM: Troop 1500
4:30 PM: Off and Running
6:00 PM: Bronx Princess
6:30 PM: Shadya
Partners: San Francisco Public Library, Priority Africa Network, International Museum of Women, Global Fund for Women
Boston Women's Empowerment Screening
September 4, 2010
Boston Main Public Library
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
2:00 PM: Sisters of 77
Partners: Boston Cares, Boston Public Library
Rochester Women's Empowerment Screening Series
280 State St.
Rochester, NY 14614
August 17, 2:00 PM: A Girl's Life
August 19, 2:00 PM: The Education of Shelby Knox
August 24, 2:00 PM: Bronx Princess
August 26, 2:00 PM: Going on 13
Queens Women's Empowerment Summer Screening Series
August 6, 2010
Detective Keith Williams Recreation Center
173rd St. & 106 Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11433
3:00 PM: Going on 13
August 11, 2010
Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 116913
6:00 PM: A Girl's Life
August 13, 2010
Al Oerter Recreation Center
131-40 Fowler Ave.
Flushing, NY 11355
6:00 PM: Shadya
August 18, 2010
Roy Wilkins Recreation Center
177th St. & Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434
7:00 PM: Troop 1500
August 20, 2010
ARROW Community Center
35-30 35 St.
Astoria, NY 11106
6:00 PM: Maquilapolis: City of Factories
August 26, 2010
Playground for All Children
111-01 Corona Ave.
Corona, NY 11368
5:00 PM: Double Dare
August 27, 2010
Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park, NY 11374
12:30 PM: Sisters of 77
Partners: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation