2011 Transnational Feminist Film Festival
Thursday, April 21
Memorial Union Journey Room
 
The School of Language, Culture, and Society
The Women Studies Program, and
ASOSU Women’s Affairs
present two critically acclaimed, transnational and independent films:The Garden and Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out.
Discussion following the films.  
4pm - The Garden
The South Central Farm is the largest community garden in the U.S. Started as a project of healing following the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the South Central Farmers created a miracle from the ashes of one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. But now bulldozers threaten to destroy their 14-acre urban oasis. The Garden follows the farmers' fight, examining backroom land development deals, "green" politics, money, poverty, power, and racial discord. The film explores and exposes the fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us. more...
6pm - Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out
In this revealing documentary five extraordinary women talk about their occupations, aspirations, and the rights and status of women in their Muslim countries.  Captured by Spanish filmmaker Alba Sotorra, who hitchhiked from Barcelona to Pakistan to shoot Unveiled Views, these self-portraits of hope, heroism, and pride challenge conventional Western stereotypes about women in the Islamic world. more...
 
 
Women Studies
Oregon State University
200 Gilkey Hall 
541-737-2826
 

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