Join us once a month during term time for our film series! Why a film series? In accordance with the Women's Center mission and vision, and in the context of the campus-wide focus on Liberal Education, our film series is designed to improve the intellectual and practical skills of our participants and to emphasize our responsibility as individuals to engage in active and integrated learning.
Spring 2013 Films
In conjuction with Diversity and Inclusion Programs, the Women's Center is pleased to offer three opportunities to participate in the film series.
February 20th, 6pm, Reeve Theater, Half the Sky
Showing of part one (two hours) of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. We invite you to view the trailer here.
Half the Sky has sparked international discussion about the challenges that many women and girls face. However, rather than focusing just on the plight of women and girls, the film shows how they are fighting to change the world.
March 13th, 6pm, Reeve Theater, Miss Representation
Showing of Miss Representation (90 minutes), followed by a discussion led by Dr. Caryn Murphy. We invite you to view the trailer here.
Miss Representation is a documentary which highlights how the media's misrepresentation of women and girls is damaging. Miss Representation has gone beyond the film by also sparking a #NotBuyingIt campaign - which calls on consumers to not buy products that use sexist marketing.
April 24th, 6pm, Women's Center, Offside
Showing of Offside (93 minutes). We invite you to view the trailer here.
A moving film by Jafar Panahi, an Iranian director currently imprisoned, Offside is a fictional account of women sneaking in to the stadium in order to watch the 2005 World Cup. In Iran, women are not allowed to attend the men's matches - but there are reports of women dressing as men in order to watch the games.