Program 10: Stories of Heroic Women, Second Screening

  • Cinema Village E 12th St New York, NY United States

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Can’t Wear a Wig Forever (6 min -2015) “Tanika wore a wig. When she was laid off, I felt sorry for her but thought she would bounce back. She had two college degrees and was coming from a reputable company, with references too. But month after month, interview after interview and nothing.” This story is about more than a young black woman and her wig.


Claiming Our Voice (20 min -2014) shares the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant women low-wage workers as a means to support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions. The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first popular multi-lingual theater performance, directed by YaliniDream. Claiming Our Voice seeks to break community silence and honor stories by allowing women to (literally) set the stage for how their stories will be told.


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (92 min-2014) No victories are permanent. You are not allowed to retire from the fight for liberation. This stunning film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971 as an enticing blend of historical clips and interviews.

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