QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MEDIA ARTS PROJECT presents a benefit to celebrate International Women's Day
OUR OWN PATHS
March 16, 2013, 7:30pm
QWOCMAP celebrates International Women's Day with a fierce collection of documentaries about renowned queer women of color musicians.
Spiritual activist Afia Walking Tree drums a rhythmic path with GRACE AND FIERCENESS. With hiss and sizzle, acclaimed AVOTCJA traverses poetry, music and performance. For 40 years, legendary drummer Carolyn Brandy has infused her percussion with DRUM LOVE JOY. A queer Korean adoptee, Amber Field uses her breath and rhythm to sing and heal her own spirit in JAGADAMBA, MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE. While yearning for family and homeland, each member of the Afro-Cuban hip-hop trio Las Crudas blazes radical trails to artistic and social freedom as a NON-RESIDENT ALIEN. Join us for a Q&A panel with the filmmakersand musicians after the screening.
GRACE AND FIERCENESS dir Zemaya Martinez 18 min
AVOTCJA dir Ava Square-Levias 22 min
DRUM JOY LOVE dir Shawn Nealy 17 min
JAGADAMBA, MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE dir Amber Field 10 min
NON RESIDENT ALIEN dir Alejandro Cruz 15 min
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) creates, exhibits and distributes
new films that address the vital social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.
Our vision nurtures queer women of color filmmakers as artist-activist leaders to create
systemic change through art, activism and community building.