International Women’s Day Celebration at Bechtel I-Center

March 08, 2019 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm | Bechtel International Center


Invites you to International Women’s Day Lunch & Screenings

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 at 12:15PM

584 Capistrano Way, Stanford University

Co-presented with Camera As Witness, Stanford Film Society, Women’s Community Center,

Women’s Coalition, the Peach, the Rosalie Rendu Center and Palo Alto Cities for CEDAW Coalition

Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home
(16 min) USA     
Director/Producer: Anne Makepeace, Executive Producers: Carol Hillman, Sarah Olson
An overview of the inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt which highlights her dedication as champion of social justice and racial equality.

Knock on Wood
(13 min) Ghana/USA
Director/Producer:  Ron Grunhut
Combining concert performances with interviews and cinema vérité, this film shines a spotlight on Valerie Naranjo, one of New York City’s top professional percussionists.  Naranjo follows her love of African xylophone music to Ghana, where her performance prompts a change in a tribe’s relationship to its women.

Woman by Woman: New Hope for the Villages of India
(27 min) India/USA
Director: Dorothy Fadiman, Producers: Dorothy Fadiman and Kristin Atwell
Film documents the stories of women in some of the least developed areas of rural India as they progress toward personal freedom.

When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories
(28 min) USA
Director/Producer: Dorothy Fadiman

An illumination of the largely undocumented era leading up to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, revealing the physical, emotional and legal consequences of having an abortion when it was a criminal act.

Following the screenings discussion with Academy Awards Nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF

FREE and open to the general public. Lunch served at 12:15pm.

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