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Making Herstory: Young Women in the Director's Chair
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
San Francisco, CA
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Making Herstory: Young Women in the Director's Chair
Join us for a series of inspiring short films directed by teenagers and young women. Co-presented by TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools). We will also premiere two outstanding short films directed by the bright young women from the ACT (Advocating Change Together) program at Girls Inc of Alameda County, who have completed TILT's YouthCore program. YouthCore partnered with the SFIWFF Generation HERstory Media Arts Project for Spring 2011.


The Fifth Star directed by Naomi Nelson
(USA, 2010, 10 min, Documentary)        
Follow Naomi as she explores the history of women getting the right to vote in Washington State one hundred years ago. Her journey includes interviews with historians, public officials, and some unexpected help from the Mayor of Seattle.
 
Burning Barriers directed by Jasmine Fox, Matteo Mobilio, Laura Weisbord, and Brithney Williams          
(USA, 2010, 8 min, Documentary)
Out of 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women. Simply by being on the job, female firefighters defy stereotypes. Burning Barriers explores society's perceptions of gender by chronicling the experiences of women who face the challenges of working in a predominantly male environment.

The Other Side of America directed by Sonia Caraveo          
(USA, 2010, 6 min, Documentary)
Tells the story of one Mexican immigrant who crossed the border illegally in search of a better life in the United States.

Survivors of Twins directed by Cassandra Lu    
(USA, 2010, 8 min, Documentary)
Cassandra's elementary school was in the shadow of the Twin Towers on 9-11. She and her family recount the horror of that day and their desperate search for each other -- a trauma that has never quite left them.

Borderless Sky directed by Gwyn Martin-Morris, Sahar Shakeri  
(USA, 2010, 8 min, Documentary)
Three young adults discuss their separate journeys to the USA from Iran. Through the eyes of Sahar, a young filmmaker/student working through the difficulties of leaving her family and the place she calls home, we see the struggles each young person faces on a daily basis.    

Just Say Know directed by Erin Cole        
(USA, 2010, 11 min, Documentary)
Just Say Know examines the approach parents, and public schools take when speaking with young adults about sex. Is it better to be direct, show statistics, or ignore the subject completely?

Take Out directed by Jordan Campbell, Gisele Mobley, Danielle Weisbord, Evan Wood        
(USA, 2010, 10 min, Narrative)
Only in the melting pot of New York City could the distinct cultures of two countries thousands of miles apart be separated by a city block. Take Out is a narrative film about two young people, each determined to buy lunch from their favorite neighborhood spot. After a chance encounter, they are each introduced to a new culture, community, and maybe even a new favorite food.

Becoming Cephalopod directed by Kate Nilsen      
(USA, 2010, 6 min, Experimental)
In a black-and-white world, a girl born with paintbrushes on her hands and feet has trouble fitting in, and meeting an octopus changes more than just her life.

Temple: You Are What You Eat directed by Susanna Bi, Monica Gonzalez, Arug Haq, Sophia Ho
(USA, 3 min, Short Film)
A film about how a girl makes the switch from unhealthy eating habits to making sound mental and physical choices.

No More Violence: The Dogs Days Are Over directed by Raquel Martinez, Ana Castellanos, Margarita Quezada, and assisted by Alexis Lyons
(USA, 3 min, Short Film)
A girl trapped in a violent relationship finally breaks free, and realizes her self-worth.

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Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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