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Women Take the Reel: A Film Festival Celebrating Women's History Month

Women Take The Reel Film Festival 2012

This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism.

The focus is on the intellectual investigation of these issues, so every film is accompanied by a Q&A and discussion with the film director, producer, local activists and practitioners, and/or faculty members from the host institution for each film. 

All films are free and open to the public.

Orgasm INC. - the strange science of female pleasure
Directed by Liz Canner
Screening at MIT

Club Native: How Thick is Your Blood?
Directed by Tracey Deer
Screening at UMass Boston

Ella es Matador - (She is the Matador)
Directed by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco
Screening at MIT

You and Me (Wo men Lia)
Directed by Liwen Ma
Screening at Northeastern University

Women, Art Revolution
Directed by Lynn Hershmann-Lesson
Screening at MIT

LUNAFEST: short films by, for, about, Women
Screening at Boston College

The Price of Sex: An Investigation of Sex Trafficking
Directed by Mimi Chakarova
Screening at Boston College

Cultures of Resistance
Directed by Lara Lee
Screening at Lesley University

No Way Out but One
Directed by Garland Waller
Screening at Boston University

Miss Representation
Directed by Jennifer Siebal Newsom
Screenings at Brandeis University

The Hurt Locker
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Screening at MIT

Weapon of War
Directed by Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen
Screening at MIT

WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies; Boston College Women's and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Women's and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Tufts University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Women's and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.

Earlier Event: March 11
Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces
Later Event: March 30
The Feminist Classroom