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The First Annual Interdependent Film Festival: Women Make Movies
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
Urbana, IL
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The First Annual Interdependent Film Festival: Women Make Movies
An Interdependent Film Festival: Women Make Movies presents experimental and documentary films by women filmmakers from Champaign-Urbana that explore the interconnections of art & immigration, language & health care, and ecofeminism & solidarity between people around the world. Plus gala opening and closing ceremonies and food donated by local groups making a global difference in the south Central Illinois region.

Presented by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and the School for Designing a Society, we are pleased to have also as co-sponsors the UIUC Women's Resources Center, the Department of Gender & Women's Studies at UIUC, and the UIUC Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

THURSDAY - 31 JULY 2014 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Gala Red Carpet Opening

Roberta Bennett - No Place To Put It. This haunting and austere film documents the neglect and impact of an abandoned toxic waste site in Central Illinois.

Sarah Kanouse & Sarah Lewison - The Monsanto Hearings. This film depicts citizen engagements with the GMO giant Monsanto.

Q & A with the community and interdependent panelists to follow afterward.

FRIDAY - 1 AUGUST 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Catherine Murphy - Maestra. "Maestra pays tribute to the thousands of young, teenage girls in Cuba in the 1960s who volunteered to combat illiteracy across their country, with astonishing results."

Susan Parenti - Health Care In All The Wrong Places. This experimental narrative film explores what happens when different social discourses encounter the discourse of health care. FEATURING a cameo appearance by the real Dr. Patch Adams.

Q & A with the community and interdependent panelists to follow afterward.

SATURDAY - 2 AUGUST 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm (Matinee)
Meadow Jones: Emergence. This lyrical film explores the construction of memory, troubled identity, gender, growing up, isolation, & comfort.

Nina Paley: Sita Sings The Blues. A multiple award-winning animated feature described by Roger Ebert as a "greater miracle," this film its the filmmaker are also known for their radical and principled anti-copyright approach to artistic creation.

SATURDAY - 2 AUGUST 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A Do-It-Yourself Introduction to Citizen Filmmaking. We all see things in the world that need documenting so they can be changed. And in these days of phone cameras and desktop software, we all can be citizen filmmakers, by creating stand-alone news reports, video-bogs, YouTube files, or even full-blown newscasts. Learn how to change (y)our world visually. Kid-friendly.

NOTE: Festival passes and tickets to any showing (including advance tickets to Saturday evening film) are your ticket to the event. Otherwise admission may be purchased separately.

SATURDAY - 2 AUGUST 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Kate DeCiccio - A short film documenting celebrated street artist Kate DeCiccio's work that offers expressions of freedom in difficult and urban conditions.

Carol Huang - Free Trade Refugees: From Chiapas to the Prairie. This film intimately follows the lives of people who come to the United States hoping to make a better life for themselves, their children, and their families.

Q & A with the community and interdependent panelists to follow afterward.

Awards & Closing Ceremonies


Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (View)
202 South Broadway
Urbana, IL 61801
United States


Arts > Visual
Film > Festivals
Film > Movies
Food > Markets & Farms

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


Owner: School for Designing a Society
On BPT Since: Jun 29, 2014
Michael Gaiuranos

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