Friday, August 7 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Women's Short Package: Taking Care of Business

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We Are Fire | Directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel | 8 min. | United Arab Emirates, UK, 2014
A true story of a young woman in rural Uttar Pradesh, India who lost everything when her husband was murdered and her land was stolen. The police, unwilling to act in one of the country's most crime-ridden states, drove her to seek help from an organisation called the Gulabi Gang that enabled her to overcome severe adversity bringing the killers to justice and reclaiming her land.

Body Team 12 | Directed by David Darg | 13 min. | Liberia, 2015
Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the strain they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength.

Mama Agatha | Directed by Fadi Hindash  | 16 min. | Netherlands, 2015
Once a week, a group of migrant women in Amsterdam learn how to ride a bicycle. Inspiring them to let go of the fear and get behind the wheels is a Ghanaian community mother named Mama Agatha.

| Directed by Matthew Daunt | 33 min. | United Kingdom, 2015.
Annie' tells the life story of Anmarie Spaziano, the American from Rhode Island who made Nottingham her home and brought us probably the best burgers in the world. We follow a day in the life of Annie whilst learning of the ups and downs of her past, and hear about the many hurdles she has overcome to be in the position she is in now.

Muck | Directed by Bruce Smolanoff | 15 min. | USA, 2014.
MUCK is a dramatic short film about Mel, a 20-year old female open mic comedian who lives with her tabloid-obsessed mother in Queens. Abandoned by her father and born into a family of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, Mel is a bottled fight waiting to erupt. Her one outlet is through stand up comedy, which she sees as her only viable escape from her bleak existence. She misguidedly seeks validation and acceptance from a crew of misogynistic male comedians and is determined to make her mark as she navigates the late night, off the grid open mic scene.

Boxeadora | Directed by Meg Smaker | 16 min. | USA, Cuba, 2014.
19,000 to 1. A fighters heart in Cuba.

Luchadora | Directed by River Finlay | 12 min. | USA, Mexico, 2014.
In Mexico, Lucha Libre rivals soccer in popularity and has been a beloved national pastime since the early 1900’s when masked men first came to embody the struggle between good and evil in the ring. Women eventually fought their way into the sport – defying resistance from their male “luchador” counterparts and cultural expectations of femininity. Luchadora follows Luna Mágica - an aging professional Lucha Libre Wrestling star who dreams of becoming World Wrestling Champion while struggling to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City and regain custody of her son who was taken by her estranged husband who claims she is unfit to be a mother because of her profession as a luchadora. Luchadora shines light into the fascinating sub-culture of professional female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico and explores issues of gender and power through Luna’s “lucha” both in and out of the ring. It is a universal story about following a dream and fighting for the things you love most.

Friday August 7, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

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