Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Wednesday 5 June

8:30 am - 9:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Abortion Activism

Abortion: Backlash in Europe (15:33) > In recent years, Europe has seen strong conservative mobilization against abortion, LGBT-rights and child protection services. Through the Internet, intensive lobbying and funding from abroad, these movements are…

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9:00 am - 9:30 am PST

Film Screenings: Maternal Health

Carrying Tomorrow Trailer (1:33) > For women and girls in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, becoming pregnant can be a death sentence. It is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age, and could be almost entirely preventable with access to…

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9:30 am - 10:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Women and the Environment

Berta Didn't Die (10:37) > In Honduras, the most dangerous country in the world to be a land defender, Berta Cáceres' death has not silenced the many campesinxs fighting for justice and Indigenous Sovereignty. They mourn Berta's assassination with powerful…

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10:00 am - 10:30 am PST

Film Screenings: Toxic Masculinity

Purl (8:43) > Purl an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end,…

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10:30 am - 6:00 pm PST

360° Films: Virtual Reality

This year, we are excited to introduce a new immersive component of the Film Festival – 360° films with the use of Virtual Reality headsets! Put yourself in the shoes of girls and women around the world. Featuring: The Vidya Vox Story - The Female…

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10:30 am - 11:00 am PST

Film Screenings: Women and Bikes

Afghan Cycles (25:00) > Afghan Cycles follows members of the National Cycling Team in Kabul, and young riders in the Bamiyan region who are mountain bikes to commute to school and run errands. For all of them, the bicycle is a symbol of freedom. But…

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11:00 am - 11:30 am PST

Film Screenings: Sexual Identity

The Whole School Approach (1:59) > This animation is about the Whole School Approach, an successful strategy to implement sexuality education. Veronica Trailer (0:57) > Veronica decides to become her most authentic self by becoming someone else. Literally.…

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Edutainment

Yegna - The Sound of Change in Ethiopia (9:29) > Meet Alemtsehay and Medeset, two incredible Ethiopian girls whose lives have been changed by Girl Effect’s youth brand Yegna. But while these girls are extraordinary, their stories are typical of the…

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

PANEL: Female Filmmakers: Above the Line

Although women account for 51% of movie-goers, of the top 100 grossing films of 2018, only 6% had women directors and only 15% had women screenwriters. Hear from female filmmakers who have overcome gender barriers in the film industry and gone on to…

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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Consent

Enthusiastic Consent (2:40) > Enthusiastic Consent is a short film that highlights how much better your night can get when your partner expresses that they are down with getting down... even while watching The Crown! In this time of #metoo and #timesup…

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Access to Healthcare

Cause and Effect (0:30) > Head Gear Animation teamed up with Cossette Toronto to create this beautiful stop-motion spot for Seva Canada. Director(s): Steve Angel for Seva Canada Anjana (4:48) > Anjana showcases the journey of a young family living in…

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Girls' Empowerment

Statues (0:45) > For too long, girls have been left out of the conversations that will shape their futures. They’ve been denied equality and silenced where it matters most. But girls belong in boardrooms, decision-making roles and positions of power.…

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Women in Space

Space to Explore (13:56) > On an outdoor adventure to the Mars-like terrain of Moab, Utah Natalie Panek seeks to reconcile life's stumbles, redirections and challenges in her pursuit of space travel. Natalie Panek has spent her life focused on her biggest…

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Gender-Based Violence

You're So Beautiful (6:00) > D’Kia Anderson (girlfriend) and Borge Etienne (boyfriend) develop a new and exciting relationship. They fall in love. Unfortunately, with this love also come moments where anger turns into physical abuse. The progression…

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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Racial Justice

Racism and Patriarchy: The Battle for Women's Rights in Brazil (16:32) > In Brazil, abortion is illegal, sexual and reproductive health and rights are limited, and there is deep racial discrimination against Black Brazilians. Lucia and Daniele are part…

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4:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: Giving Birth

Before Dawn (7:56) > The short documentary presents the perceptions and thoughts of 3 women who attempted a natural birth labor, without epidural. Self-confidence, empowerment, support and acceptation of the pain are at the center of their experience.…

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4:30 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Film Screenings: Early Marriage

Ajo (12:28) > To escape an early marriage arranged by her father, Zana has to make a courageous decision. Director(s): More Raca Shout Gladi Gladi Trailer (10:10) > Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates…

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5:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Film Screenings: SRHR

Get Up, Speak Out (2:32) > This film is about the power of Get Up, Speak Out for Youth Rights! (GUSO), a 4-year global programme that works towards the sexual empowerment of all young people, especially girls and women. Fita & Women's Rights (03:33)…

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