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***WOMEN TAKE THE REEL*** 2011 Film Festival Celebrating Women’s History Month***
Join MIT WGS for a day of short and feature length films curated by QWOCMAP.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.
They actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
QWOCMAP provides training, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community, particularly low-income and immigrant queer women of color.
Web site: http://web.mit.edu/wgs/
1:15 – 2:15PM OUR FAMILIES MATTER
From the memories of Iranian women, to the complications between queer daughters and their mothers, to a lesbian couple creating their own family, these poignant films underline the importance of family for queer women of color.
2:30 – 3:30 REMEMBERING OURSELVES
From creating a home and community, to reclaiming traditions and food, to generating new dreams in a new country, this insightful collection of documentaries about cultural identity will take you on a powerful journey through memory and healing.
3:45 – 4:45 QUEERLY YOURS
From hook ups to break ups, to the strain of mental illness, to shy romance, these loving narrative films are grounded in the reality of queer women of color relationships.
5:00 – 6:00 SEXILY SUBVERSIVE
From the exploration of desire, to visual legacies embodied by Black women, to the sweet taste of love, this sassy selection of films explore the intersections of sexism, sexuality and self-esteem.