SF DocFest 2018: SHORTS 2 – WOMEN
First show: June 03
Shorts Program 2: Generic theme? Maybe, but these films about women taking charge is anything but.
EXIT is a film about two women who left the ultra-orthodox community.
Directed by Katharina Woll. 23 min. Germany. Israel. 2017.
FEAR US WOMEN
FEAR US WOMEN follows Hanna Bohman, a Canadian civilian who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the brave women fighting for liberation in the world’s most dangerous country.
Directed by David Darg. 27 min. USA. Syrian Arab Republic. 2017.
NELLIE BLY MAKES THE NEWS
NELLIE BLY MAKES THE NEWS presents the story of Nellie Bly, a muckracking investigative journalist who changed the game for women in reporting before women even had the right to vote. Taking the style she established in ‘NUTS!’ a step further, director Penny Lane creates an entirely animated documentary. Drawing from extensive primary sources including Bly’s own writing, and presenting both real-world interviewees and reenactments in several styles of animation and illustration, this short film investigates the porous line between reporting facts and telling stories, while creating a dynamic portrait of a woman who refused to accept the status quo.
Directed by Penny Lane. 23 min. USA. 2017.
Filmed entirely on the day of the Alabama Senate special election, NO MORE follows two sexual assault survivors as they campaign for Doug Jones and against Roy Moore, an alleged pedophile. As we watch the results come in through these survivors’ eyes, we feel the impact of this election for all women, and our country as a whole
Directed by Joey Katz. 23 min. USA. 2018.
REGULAR TICKETS $13/ADVANCE, $15/DOOR
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