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the UCSC Women of Color in Conflict and Collaboration Research Cluster is excited to present:
The 14th Annual Women of Color Film and Video Festival
bodies in flight: migration and transit
a space for films, videos, spoken word, music, dialogue, and activist vision
Friday March 14th and Saturday March 15th
@ the Kresge College Town Hall
Join us as we bring together cultural productions by U.S.-based women of color and women internationally that speak to issues of migration, dislocation, and displacement. Featured filmmakers include: Sonali Gulati, Jolie Harris, Nanobah Becker, Claudia Mercado, Dee Rees, yaya raiz, Dolissa Medina, monica enriquez-enriquez, Vanessa Huang, Nao Bustamante, Elissa Moon, Emiliana Reynoso, Veronica Majano, Osa Hidalgo de la Riva and Mujeres y Cultura Subterranea from Mexico City. Plus one program curated by the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project based in San Francisco.
with music by: Erica Nalani and from La Havana, Cuba, Las Krudas Cubensi a Hip Hop and Spoken Word three women collective. Friday March 14th at the Hide Gallery 9pm.
spoken word by: UCSC spoken word collectives S.I.N. Verguenza and FLOW, Oakland youth spoken word troupe IGO, and Bay Area performance artist Aimee Suzara. MCs Angela Carroll, Tannia Esparza, Miki Foster and Laila Shereen Sakr. Saturday March 15th at 6pm.
Friday March 14th
Opening night: Identities in Transit
6:30pm – 9pm
Opening remarks by Angela Davis.
24 Frames Per Day 7M (Sonali Gulati)
60 Years of the Same: Sister Unsilenced 7M (Jolie Harris)
Conversions 9M (Nanobah Becker)
Lagrimas de Café 10M (Claudia Mercado)
Pariah 28M (Dee Rees)
performance by S.I.N.Verguenza! (Students Informing Now).
S.I.N. is a UCSC action-based organization composed of AB 540 students and their allies. The group's activism is based on the education and promotion of immigrant rights. AB 540 is the non-resident tuition exemption law under which undocumented students and non-resident documented students qualify to pay in-state tuition at California universities after three years of attending a California high school or earning a California GED.
Dialogue with filmmakers.
Friday Night Party 9:30 - midnight
At the Hide Gallery
131B Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Erica Benton has sung all over the bay area from SF Pride, to Chamorro Self-Determination Conferences, to Youth Empowerment summits and local open mics. From her bedroom to the stage, she uses music and creativity to inspire hearts and minds towards, love, healing, self-determination, and freedom. She loves eggs and rice for breakfast, and everday peoples strugglin for dignity.
and from Havana, Cuba Las Krudas Cubensi is a collective of women; a tribe who believes in woman's actions as a central part of world change. Krudas Cubensi are three artist who work in varied mediums such as Hip Hop, Visual Art, Street Theater and Poetry. The group is composed of two sisters Odaymara y Odalys Cuesta and Olivia Prendes.
Saturday March 15th
10am – 11:15am
Screening curated by the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project SF
To Trangress: A Meditation (Maya Santos)
Erzulie's Tears (Mary Ann Brooks)
Fashion Resistance To Militarism (Kimberly Alvarenga)
Fathers (Rachel Poulain)
It Takes a Village (Kiki Zerrudo)
That's Why I Hate Females (Vassilisa Johri)
Labor in a Transnational Frame
11:30am – 12:45pm
19 Victoria :Texas 4M (Dolissa Medina)
Bad about being Korean 7M (Elissa Moon)
Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night 26M (Sonali Gulati)
Frozen Dreams/Suenios Congelados 30M (Emiliana Reynoso)
Dialogue moderated by Diana Wu
Diana is a community organizer that has worked with the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and is now the Director of Community Planning at Asian Neighborhood Design in San Francisco. Filmmakers present.
1pm - 2pm Community Organizations
Justice Now http://www.jnow.org/
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project http://www.qwocmap.org/
Queer Migrations (spanish/english screening)
2:30pm – 3:50pm
Bienvenida 7M (yaya raiz)
Lunas de Pasion 30M (Ines Morales y Susana Quiroz)
intimate margins/margenes intimates 20M (mónica enríquez-enríquez)
Dialogue with Mujeres y Cultura Subterranea from Mexico City, Ines Morales y Susana Quiroz directors of "Lunas de Pasion"
Through documentary or fictional formats, Women and Underground Culture, addresses themes such as the thoughts and lives of young women living on the street, the punk movement in Mexico City, AIDS, abortion and drug addiction. "For over 10 years we have worked with girls, youth and women of few resources that like us, are fighting for respect and a place in this world full of contradictions."
Geographies of Space: Experimental Works
4pm – 5pm
Bodies in Flight 3M (Osa Hidalgo de la Riva)
Grounds 10M (Dolissa Medina)
Pray Thing I Fly 7M (Vannessa Huang)
Untitled #1 4M (Nao Bustamante)
I reminice 2M (Veronica Majano)
Two Four 2M (Veronica Majano)
Calle Chula 13M (Veronica Majano)
Dialogue with filmmakers.
Spoken Word Program 6pm – 8pm
MCs Angela Carroll, Tannia Esparza, Miki Foster and Laila Shereen Sakr
FLOW Women of Color writing collective at UCSC
IGO Spoken word troop from the Bay Area.
"We will use our collective talents to solicit truth from the underrepresented. We are youth that open the eyes of society through poetry, by expressing our views of daily life, inspiring others to make a difference and preparing youth to perform in the real world. We will change the world one inspiration at a time, so listen."
Aimee Suzara Filipino-American writer/performer, cultural worker, educator Aimee's mission is to create, and help others create, work that builds community, fosters healing, and provokes important questions through poetry, song, movement and theatre. Recognizing her role on the continuum of Filipino, women of color, queer, activist and literary histories, she confronts racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression through writing, performance, and workshops for youth and adults.
The Institute for Advanced Feminist Research; The Chicano/Latino Resource Center; UCSC Women's Center; Kresge College Provosts; Cowell College Provost; Oakes College Provost; Porter College Provost; Merrill College Provost; Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs; America Indian Resource Center; Division of Social Sciences; UCSC Center for Labor Studies; Division of Graduate Studies; UCSC Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate; UCSC Center for Cultural Studies; The Center for Tolerance, Justice, and Community; CARE Council: Community And Resource Empowerment; Merrill College Student Senate; Crown College Student Senate;Cowell Student Senate; The Division of the Arts; The Committee on Affirmative Action and Diversity (CAAD); The Graduate Student Association; The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies; The Department of Feminist Studies; The Department of History; The Department of Community Studies; The Department of Sociology; The Department of Anthropology; The Department of Art; The Department of Literature; The Department of History of Consciousness; The Department of History of Art and Visual Culture; The Department of Film and Digital Media and Digital Arts and New Media.
For more information, please email Cindy Bello (cbello [at] ucsc.edu) or Monica Enriquez (marginadas [at] gmail.com) or visit our website at http://www.ucscwocfilmfest.com/