2013 International Black Women's Film Festival
The 2nd day of the 2013 International Black Women's Film Festival is hereby named SOCIAL JUSTICE SATURDAY!
Five independent films explore food justice, poverty, race, health justice, and sexual identity in compelling and creative ways.
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** A portion of the proceeds benefit FREEDOM FARMERS MARKET, a food justice market in West Oakland that supports, purchases and features produce and goods from African American farmers. **
MAMA C: URBAN WARRIOR IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
dir. Joanne Hershfield (Tanzania and USA, 2012) Documentary, Feature // Charlotte O'Nealor Mama C as she is knownpoet, musician, visual artist, spoken word artist and ex-member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party. Mama C, whose life was formed growing up in the artistically and politically vibrant atmosphere of the African American community in Kansas City, KS, has lived for past forty years in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni.
GOODNIGHT MY LOVE
dir. Kellee Terrell (USA, 2013) |Horror, Short A Black lesbian couple caught in a zombie apocalypse spend their final moments hashing out the issues that plagued their relationship.
dir. Melinda James (USA, 2012) | Documentary, Short // "16 Seeds" examines the roles that people of color play in the struggle for food justice, from a community organizer's journey of increasing the visibility of black farmers to the groundwork of an elder seeking to preserve family traditions. Focused on three individuals Gail, Mia, and Mickey, living in Oakland and San Francisco's Bayview district, this film positions them at the forefront of the movement in their communities to reclaim food and our connections to it.
dir Megan Ebor (USA, 2012) | Documentary, Short // Even Me confronts the overwhelming crisis of HIV/AIDS among older adults 50+. Defying the myth that HIV/AIDS is a gay or young person's disease, this revealing documentary depicts the devastating impact of this epidemic on the heterosexual, older adult population and communities of color. These brave men and women speak candidly about their experiences, sexual history and HIV status and help to uncover the misconceptions about aging, sexuality and HIV/AIDS.
MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI
dir Benjamin Kahlmeyer (South Africa, 2012) English, Zulu & Xhosa | Documentary, Feature // Set against the raucous backdrop of the 2010 World Cup, a beautifully crafted portrait of a place and one family's daily life inside it. The Mtsweni family lives in the Pretoria Township of the title, in the district known as Extension 11. Extension 11 buzzes with the drone of vuvuzelas, signaling a new South Africa has arrived. Despite the poverty around her, Mosquito insists this is not her parents' country. She is the face of South Africa's futurepart of "a new generation free to do all things."
The HUB Oakland (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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