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Women + Film

WOMEN + FILM not only celebrates the art and achievements of women filmmakers around the world but also brings together a community of scholars, civil and human rights advocates, community leaders and concerned members of the public to shine a spotlight on women’s and social justice issues through dialogues, panel discussions, workshops—and, of course, screenings.

WOMEN + FILM is now a featured monthly program at the Starz FilmCenter, and the Starz Denver Film Festival is proud to present an array of candid, thought-provoking, and often iconoclastic works by women—the likes of which aren’t often available or obvious to mainstream audiences.

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  • Amongst Brothers

    Amongst Brothers

    USA , 2010 , 27 min. Amongst Brothers follows Colorado cattleman Gary Magness on an adventure trip to Brazil—only to find himself a key player in the very survival of one of the oldest tribes in the Amazon Basin.... more
  • Made in Dagenham

    Made in Dagenham

    United Kingdom , 2010 , 113 min. In 1968, it was a man’s world—until the women of Dagenham, England, seeking equal pay for equal work, had something to say about it. Sally Hawkins plays firebrand Rita O’Grady, a seamstress employed by the Ford Motor Company who sets the historic protests into motion.... more
  • My So-Called Enemy

    My So-Called Enemy

    USA , 2010 , 89 min. In 2002, six Jewish and Palestinian teenage girls flew to New Jersey to attend a peace camp. Removed from daily tensions at home, they faced their “enemies,” formed friendships and initiated the very sort of dialogue that this thoughtful documentary sets out to generate.... more
  • Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer

    Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer

    USA , 2010 , 80 min. Four young Colorado men travel to Uganda and Rwanda hoping to make a difference. They’re followed by filmmaker Shana Marie Gilbert, who documents their various projects while offering a glimpse of Africa’s teeming cities riddled with trash—juxtaposed with beautiful green countryside.... more
  • No Woman No Cry

    No Woman No Cry

    USA , 2010 , 60 min. Frightening birth complications inspired former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns to become an advocate for maternal health and reproductive rights; No Woman No Cry documents the health care concerns of mothers around the world, from Tanzania and Guatemala to Bangladesh and even the US.... more
  • Puzzle

    Puzzle

    Argentina , 2010 , 88 min. In this delicately balanced family drama from Argentina, a suburban housewife’s passion for solving jigsaw puzzles leads to a new and exciting world of possibilities. She joins a suave bachelor in his posh city apartment to practice for an upcoming competition—to the dismay of her husband and sons.... more
  • Strangers No More

    Strangers No More

    USA , 2010 , 40 min. In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin in the wake of poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Here, no child is a stranger.... more
  • TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

    TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

    USA , 2010 , 78 min. In this hopeful documentary about the healing power of art, a young immigrant finds her voice at Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project by working through emotional trauma as she relates her story of rape and abandonment to other teens who transform it into a play.... more
  • We Are Half of Iran's Population

    We Are Half of Iran's Population

    Iran , 2009 , 47 min. Rakhshan Beni-Etamad's We Are Half of Iran's Population gives voice to Iranian women oppressed by draconian marriage laws, male-on-female violence, educational gender quotas and other hallmarks of second-class citizenship.... more
  • We'll Get Used to It

    We'll Get Used to It

    Iran , 2009 , 52 min. Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf's We'll Get Used to It introduces us to five variously troubled girls living in a Tehran homeless shelter, each heroic in her own way.... more
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