Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project presents 11th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
June 12, 13, 14, 2015
QWOCMAP launches its 11th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival into orbit with a constellation of 39 stellar films, a Festival Focus “Justice Heals” that radiates our tenacity as queer and trans people of color, and a Community Conversation “Film & the Nation-State”that ruptures the trauma and violence that often eclipses our lives. From a queer Afro-Latina councilwoman fighting a corporate oil giant that blacked out the sky to the sparkle of genderqueer Asians, from Native Women and caribou under the northern lights to fat queer Femmes that glitter, these films witness the birth of our own stars. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing and ASL interpretation will be provided. (Photo image from "Cincinatti Goddamn")
SCHEDULE OF FILMS:
Friday, June 12 - Opening Night "Love & Stardust"
From glittering Chicana femme heroines and motorcycle-riding Black butches to charismatic Asian lesbian elders, these enchanting films will make your heart race at the speed of light.
6:30pm - Doors Open & Reception
7:30pm - Screening Begins
Saturday, June 13 - Centerpiece Screening "Cincinnati Goddamn"
Predating Ferguson by more than a decade, CINCINNATI GODDAMN is set amidst the far-reaching shadow of a federal DOJ investigation and the powerful light of grassroots activism, where scholars Michelle Alexander, Manning Marable and Jill Nelson presciently set the stage for a national conversation about police brutality against Black people. Yet it is the painful struggles of parents coping with loss and communities dealing with despair that show that justice can be a part of healing.
2:30pm - Doors Open
3pm - Screening Begins
4:30pm - Community Conversation: Film & the Nation-State
Saturday, June 13 - Featured Screening "Emerging Radiance"
From poetic meditations on the preciousness of Black women, to the grief of parents who lose their children to violence, from second chances after incarceration and addiction, to healing rituals that span the earth and sky, these films ground transformation in social justice.
6pm - Doors Open & Reception
7pm - Screening Begins
Sunday, June 14 - Centerpiece Screening "Homing Instinct"
From Gwich’in women fighting to protect Alaskan caribou and tribal traditions, to a queer Afro-Latina councilwoman fighting corporate giant Chevron’s backroom tactics to control the city of Richmond, California, these documentaries honor the strength of collective action for humanity and the earth.
1:30pm - Doors Open
2pm - Screening Begins
Sunday, June 14 - Closing Night "Boundless Bodies"
From a transgender Chinese woman elder and a transgender Latinx man and his son, to same-sex marriage and activism through the eyes of children, these films ask us to embrace the multitudes we contain within ourselves.
5pm - Doors Open & Reception
6pm - Screening Begins
2015 Film Festival Link: http://www.qwocmap.org/festival/