Athena Global Shorts Screening

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
6-7:30 P.M.
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Guest Speaker: Melissa Silverstein, Artistic Director, Athena Film Festival; Founder, Women & Hollywood

As part of International Education Week in this special 56 minute collection, you will view four short films directed by talented female filmmakers. The program is launched in collaboration with UN Women, the UN organization established in 2010 as a global champion for women and girls. The films celebrate the power, audacity and creativity of women leaders and showcase the innumerable ways women lead in their countries and communities. By screening them to audiences around the globe, we hope to stimulate robust conversations about the importance of women’s leadership.

  • Tasnim: 10-year-old Tasnim summons up the nerve to disregard conservative norms.
  • Northeast Front: A mother's love knows no bounds.
  • The Director: A film director makes a statement by wearing a dress on the set.
  • Umoja: No Men Allowed: Women from the Samburu tribe turn age old patriarchy on its head when they set up a women’s only village.
Nov. 12, 2013 - 6:00 PM