Escape the heat of August, and empower yourself with two days of films about the empowerment of women. These films will highlight a myriad of issues that affect women in the U.S. and across the globe.
The films are free and open to the public, and after each film their will be an opportunity for discussion. They will be screened in the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. on Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 22. The films are sponsored by ITVS, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Public Media.
From garment workers, to fire fighters, young teens, to daughters whose mothers are in prison, these films provide fascinating glimpses into the lives of women in America today. For more information, contact Naomi Walker, [ITVS] National Community Cinema Coordinator 773-677-9600 email@example.com
| AUGUST 15 @ Noon
AUGUST 22 @ Noon
AUGUST 22 @ 2:30 PM
MADE IN L.A.
By Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
Documenting the lives, struggle and personal
transformation of three Latina garment factory workers
over a tumultuous three year period, MADE IN L.A. artfully
reveals the challenges facing immigrant workers and
explores the dramatic and complex impact of globalization
on the U.S. apparel industry and its largely immigrant
TAKING THE HEAT
GOING ON 13
By Ellen Spiro
At the Gatesville Prison in Texas, a unique Girl Scout troop
unites daughters with mothers who have been convicted
of serious crimes. Facing steep sentences from the courts
and tough questions from their children, the mothers in
TROOP 1500 struggle to rebuild relationships with the
daughters who endure a childhood without them.
Discussion follows with representatives from
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers,
Health And Medicine Policy Research Group
and Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & NW Indiana.