Short Films Program - Int. Women's Day Film Fest
A free showing of three award-winning short films
Saturday, March 8 @ 2:00PM
Short Films Program
(USA, 2006, 20 mins)
What can the most successful doll on the planet show us about being Jewish today?
Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film mixes old school narration with a new school visual style. The Tribe weaves together archival footage, graphics, animation, Barbie dioramas, and slam poetry to take audiences on an electric ride through the complex history of both the Barbie doll and the Jewish people- from Biblical times to present day. By tracing Barbie's history, the film sheds light on the questions: What does it mean to be an American Jew today? What does it mean to be a member of any tribe in the 21st Century?
Binta and the great idea (Binta y la gran idea)
(Spain/Senegal, 2004, 30 mins)
Binta is a seven-year-old girl who lives with her fisherman father in a small village on the banks of Senegal's Casamance River. Binta is fortunate and blessed enough to be able to attend school and receive an education, but her cousin, Soda, lacks the same privilege. Binta's humanist father suddenly has an idea that could change the world and ease the suffering of mankind, and he determines to implement it. A 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Film.
The Women's Kingdom
(China/USA, 2006, 22 mins)
Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstream Chinese culture - enjoying great freedoms and carrying heavy responsibilities. Filmmaker Xiaoli Zhou takes a fascinating journey into the heart of The Women's Kingdom to discover a society of powerful women whose future is on the brink of change. This finely wrought documentary is a sensitive portrayal of extraordinary women struggling to hold on to their extraordinary society.
|Location:||Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, Copley Square|
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|Directions:||700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116 Tel: 617-536-5400 Directions: http://bpl.org/general/directions.htm By subway Green Line to Copley Station. Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square. By car Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets. Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).|
|The lecture hall is accessible.|