Film Series

Watch here for the schedule of films to be shown throughout the conference that address subjects of relevance to Gender, Women’s, and LGBTQ Studies.

Several of the films are a part of the multi-year Women and Girls Lead-Wisconsin project cosponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium.

For your reference, here is the series listing for our 2013 conference; 2014 schedule coming soon.

Masley Media Room, Red Gym/Armory Free and open to the public

Friday, October 18th Session 2I: 10:30-11:45 am
It was Rape
Film-maker Jennifer Baumbardner argues that Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, 8 women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive.
Running time: 60 minutes

Friday, October 18 Session 3I: 1:45-3:00 PM
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
From the comic book superheroine to the blockbusters of today, this film offers a fun and witty look at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.
Running time: 55 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Friday, October 18 Session 4I: 3:30-4:45 PM
Solar Mamas
This documentary tells the story of Jordanian wife and mother Rafea, who is leaving home for the first time to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.
Running time: 60 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 5I: 8:30-9:45 AM
MAKERS: Women Who Make America
MAKERS tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.
Running time: 30 minute (highlight reel) A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 6I: 10:00-11:15 AM
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky presents women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable -- and fighting bravely to change them.
Running time: 42 minutes (condensed screener version) A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Saturday, October 19 Session 7H and 8H, 1:45-3:00 and 3:15-4:30
Things We Don't Talk About: Women's Stories from the Red Tent
Isadora Gabrielle Leidnefrost The presenter has released a new film entitled, ‘Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent.” This session will show the film, followed by a discussion of the documentary, which chronicles part of the growing worldwide women’s Red Tent movement. Red Tents are red fabric spaces created by women and for women. Within them, conversations about lived experience take place that would seldom take place in the outside world. This film offers a chance to see inside several Red Tents and hear some of those conversations. The film will be shown again in session 8H. You can view the trailer and also find more information at the film’s website http://www.redtentmovie.com

Saturday, October 19th 4:45-6:30
The Invisible War
The Invisible War features interviews with veterans from multiple branches of the United States Armed Forces that recount the events surrounding their assaults. Their stories show many common themes, such as the lack of recourse to an impartial justice system, reprisals against survivors instead of against perpetrators, the absence of adequate emotional and physical care for survivors, the unhindered advancement of perpetrators' careers, and the forced expulsion of survivors from service
Running time: 100 minutes. A film of the Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead Project

Several of these films are a part of the multi-year Women and Girls Lead-Wisconsin project cosponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, and the University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Consortium.

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