I'm excited to announce the first annual film festival! The theme of the festival is Women's Resilience and Resistance During and After Genocide. Now I know that you might be thinking this will be a very depressing festival. But it isn't! The topic is a heavy one to be sure, but I had my husband watch the films with me. He didn't feel like any of them were too hard to watch and they were mostly uplifting. The point of these films is not to portray women as victims, but to show that even in the darkest of times, women can come together to survive and even resist evil.
I've set it up so that you can buy a ticket to one film or come for the whole day. Each ticket automatically comes with access to the speaker panel at the end of the day. So far I have a genocide professor, Arthur Gilbert, from Denver University and myself speaking. I am waiting to hear back on a couple other speakers. It should be a good panel, so come with lots of questions! We are going to try to have a raffle at the festival as well and there will be t-shirts to buy. The money from the festival goes to support the other educational programs and research the Center is involved in. Come spend the day with us!