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International Women's Day Celebrations "REEL CHANGE"

Celebrate International Women's Day All Week Long!

* Strong Women * Great Films * Free Screenings *

March 3 - 7, 2008

*Free Screenings * Free Refreshments * Limited Seating *

www.status-women.utoronto.ca/reelchange.html

The Status of Women Office, U of T, along with Equity Matters, University of Toronto Scarborough, is proud to host the Women's Day Celebrations REEL CHANGE. 

University of Toronto Scarborough

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Moolaadé (2004), Tuesday, March 4 at 5pm in HW215

In the world of international cinema, there are still a few giants lumbering around.  One of them is Ousmane Sembene, a writer, social activist, and film director from Senegal who practically founded African cinema, being the first to produce and direct independent films in the postcolonial era.  Now, at over eighty years of age, he's created what is possibly his most powerful work: Moolaade.  It deals with the controversial practice of female circumcision -- a difficult and painful subject, but Sembene also expands the film's vision to include the plight of modern Africa itself.

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SHAMELESS: The ART of Disability (2006), Wednesday, March 5 at 4pm in BV264

Art activism and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals.  Director Bonnie Sherr Klein (Not a Love Story, and Speaking Our Peace) has been a pioneer of women's cinema and an inspiration to a generation of filmmakers around the world.  SHAMELESS: the ART of Disability marks Kleins' return to a career interrupted by a catastrophic stroke in 1987.  Always the activist, she now turns the lens on the world of disability culture.

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St George (All screenings at Hart House)

March 3: Moolaadé (6:30pm) Arbor Room

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Hart House, Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office


March 4: Desert Hearts (6:30pm) Arbor Room

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Hart House


March 5: Shameless (12pm) East Common Room

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Hart House, AccessAbility Resource Centre, UTM , AccessAbility Services, UTSC, Accessibility Services, St. George , Health and Well-being Programs and Services


March 6: Rabbit-Proof Fence and Highway of Tears(6:30pm) Reading Room

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Hart House, Aboriginal Initiatives, ImagineNative Film Festival


March 7: Nine to Five (6:30pm) East Common Room

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Hart House, Quality of Work/Life Advisor

University of Toronto Mississauga

March 3: Earth/Fire/Water  (2pm) Presentation Room, Student Centre

Hosted by the Status of Women Office in partnership with Diversity, Equity and Leadership Resource Office, UTM.




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