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Lights, Camera, Activism: QWOC Week Film Screenings of “Society” and “City of Borders”

Posted By QWOC+ Boston on July 23rd, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Stata Center
32 Vassar Street (Room 141)
Cambridge, MA
Facebook Event
Please join us during QWOC Week once again for a dash of international perspective via our screenings of “Society” and “City of Borders.”

A feature-length documentary

In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unlikely symbol of unity: a gay bar called “Shushan.” CITY OF BORDERS goes inside this vibrant underground sanctuary where people of all nationalities, religious affiliations and sexual orientations create a community and find an island of peace in a land at war.

South-African Drama

Sprinkled with humor and pathos, Society is an ensemble drama about four black women who live, love, and work in contemporary Johannesburg: Akua, a successful businesswoman preoccupied with boy toys; Inno, a melodramatic weathergirl pining for celebrity; Lois, a pregnant doctor with a drinking problem; and Beth, a closeted schoolteacher living with her sexy butch girlfriend. Girlhood friends from school, they are reluctantly reunited by the death of a friend. A lighthearted urban chick flick à la Sex in the City, Society is a testament to the uplifting power of friendships and the importance of being true to oneself. Written and produced by female duo Lodi Matstela and Makgano Mambola, it is an edited version of the eponymous mini-series that captivated audiences with the first lesbian relationship on South African television.

This event is being co-sponsored by MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Program, MadFemmePride, and Truth Serum/Cinemental

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