Saturday, June 14, 2008
International Museum of Women
Women, Power, and Politics Film Festival
Date/Time:Sat., June 14, 11:00am
The International Museum of Women is a local organization operating somewhat under the radar. It has no bricks and mortar location; it just surfaces here and there with art exhibits, lectures, and film events, like this one: Women Wielding Cameras: Women, Power, and Politics Film Festival. Two Academy Award-nominated documentaries, a semisecret nationless Arab satellite TV show, and a portrait of the ultimate "little old lady in tennis shoes," Run Granny Run, make up WWC. Mother-activists in Argentina, Rwandan survivors, and 90-year-old senatorial candidates — this is exactly what we want from an international women's museum. Filmmakers Kimberlee Acquaro for God Sleeps in Rwanda and Marlo Poras for Run Granny Run appear after their screenings — and Poras plans to have Doris "Granny D" Haddock with her.