Women and Girls Lead Presents Three Social Screenings as Part of Online Film Festival

Posted on March 9, 2012

The Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival will host three social screenings (Taking Root, Troop 1500and Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes) during the month of March.


In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Women and Girls Lead presents a month-long online film festival featuring a collection of documentary films by prominent independent filmmakers. These films showcase extraordinary women and girls on the front lines of changing the world. As part of the festival we will be hosting online social screenings of three films: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Troop 1500, and Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. The screenings will take place on Wednesdays March 14, 21, and 28 at 1pm PT/4pm ET.

The events will take place exclusively online. Participants can join for free by signing in with Facebook or directly on the site and interact with other viewers and panelists in real-time, while watching the film. Viewers can comment, ask questions, take polls, and even express their feelings about what they’re watching through a variety of tools on the site. 

Taking RootMarch 14, 2012, 1PM PT/4PM ET 

Presented in partnership with 350.org and the Greenbelt Movement With special guest panelists Lisa Merton, director of Taking Root; Stephen Mills, director of the Greenbelt Movement US; and Kelly Blynn, co-coordinator of 350.org. To participate in this screening follow this link.


Troop 1500: March 21, 2012 1PM PT/4PM ET 

Presented in partnership with Girl Scouts USA With special guest panelist Robin Hewes, Beyond Bars Girl Scouts program coordinator. To participate in this screening follow this link.

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: March 28, 2012 1PM PT/4PM ET 

Presented in partnership with Man Up and the National Black Programming Consortium. With special guest panelist Jimmie Briggs, founder and director of Man Up. To participate in this screening follow this link.


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