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International Womens Month Film Festival
The Downtown Independent Cinema
Los Angeles, CA
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International Womens Month Film Festival

Program 1. Women and Work Double Feature 10:30am
10:30 All Work and No Pay: The US premier of this film classic from the 1970s womens movement in the UK. It includes the lost history of the 1975 womens general strike in Iceland, which shut down the entire country!  Women share stories of their workday, waged and unwaged, and the inter-relationship between them.  Also, discussed is their exhaustion and need to decrease their workload, and how winning a wage for housework would transform their lives and relationships.  Length 30 min.  
11:00 Caring, Survival and Justice vs the Tyranny of the Market: US Premier! A riveting discussion on where the womens movement come since the 1970s, the grassroots movement for justice, a living wage and a total change of priorities.  Alison Wolf - British economist, professor, Member of the House of Lords and author of The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World- joins womens rights/anti-racist campaigner Selma James and author of Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning to define and take on market feminism and the impact of todays golden skirts, the 15% of women at the top whose success hasnt benefited most women.  Length 45 min.


Program 2. Women and Incarceration 1pm
1:00 Civil Brand: Never underestimate the power of a woman!  Filmmaker Neema Barnette brings us award winning Civil Brand now a cult classic. Lisa Raye found herself in prison for killing her abusive husband. After being abused, violated and persecuted by the prison warden, the women from the cellblock rise up and revolt as they battle for justice. Music score by Mandrill.  Length 91min


Program 3. Women and War 3pm
3:00 The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our countrys most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military. This academy award nominated, and Sundance Film Festival winner features accounts by several young women, including interviews with high ranking military officials, that exposes the truth about the systemic cover up of the crimes against young women in the military, and what we can do to bring about much needed change. Length 97min


Program 4. Indigenous Women and the Environment 5pm
5:00 Broken Rainbow is the Oscar-winning documentary that chronicles attempts by energy companies, and the federal agencies who collaborate with them, to forcibly remove traditional Diné (Navajo) elders from their ancestral homeland. This is an essential story of the power of resistance, maintaining culture and tradition in the face of brutal physical and emotional attacks. The Diné grandmothers continue to lead this struggle against cultural genocide, preserving their language, art, and sustainable practices to this day.  Length 70 min


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The Downtown Independent Cinema (View)
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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