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Fearless Films

FEARLESS Film Series

A collaborative Film Series to promote community for and by women.

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

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 Tuesday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm

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Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with the financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor. Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists Angela Davis and Cornel West, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in a democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

WARRIOR WOMEN

WARRIOR WOMEN

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 Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 pm

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“Warrior Women” is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.

UNDER THE WIRE

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UNDER THE WIRE

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Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30 pm

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On February 13, 2012, two journalists entered war-ravaged Syria. Only one of them returned. Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy went to cover the plight of Syrian civilians trapped in Homs, a city under siege and relentless military attack from the Syrian army. UNDER THE WIRE, based on the book by Paul Conroy, tells the incredible story of their fateful mission – and Paul’s epic battle to escape the city to tell the world of his fallen colleague and the plight of the people of Homs. UNDER THE WIRE is a film about real journalism: about war, and an extraordinary commitment to telling the truth, whatever the cost. At the heart of the film is Paul Conroy’s own testimony – he describes his and Marie’s rage at seeing doctors fighting to save innocent lives in makeshift backroom hospitals, women and children cowering in darkened basements, and the spirit of a people fighting to stay alive in the face of horrific attack. The film is told through the voices of the individuals directly involved, all talking to the camera about the story for the first time.