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Saturday, July 31, 2004
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Adrienne Anderson
Location Details:
@ the PUNCH Gallery
155 Tenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please join us for the last screenings of the season at the INTERNATIONAL BLACK WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL!

JOIN US FOR THE LAST SCREENING OF THE SEASON and find out what's in store for next year!


CLAUDIA MAKES A DIFFERENCE (Short, USA 2002) 23 min. - DIR: Shandra McDonald
A coming of age story about a thirteen year old African-American girl named Claudia Jackson, who struggles to bring about ethnic cohesiveness and racial understanding in her predominately white, middle school through the rise of a Culture Club. ***This film will be screened in replace of CARMIN'S CHOICE***

CRITTER ISLAND (Animated Short, USA 2003) 3 min. - DIR: Althea Brown
Critter Island opens inside the dimly lit bathroom of a Harlem retirement home. This moving adventure tells the story of the love-hate relationship between Mario and Vicki, two kid roaches from rival gangs who are accidentally washed down a water-drain. Just before being washed away, Mario and Vicki overhear that the dreaded exterminator is coming to fumigate their home in three days.

SPECIAL DAY (Short, USA 2001) 12 min. - DIR: Anna Dudley
Set at a whites-only lunch counter in the 1960's, Special Day tells the story of William, one of many black participants in a local civil rights sit-in. Torn between commitment to his fellow protestors and the duties of marriage and parenthood, William faces a difficult decision: participate in the civil rights movement in the hopes of a better future and risk all that he has worked for and achieved, or do nothing, and maintain the status quo.

HAIR DAZE (Short, USA) - Vertna Bradley

RAVISHING RASPBERRY (Animated Short, USA 2003) 10 min. - DIRS: Shawnelle Gibbs and Shawnee Gibbs
Nyesha is an attractive nineteen-year-old woman consumed with acquiring the finer things in life. She spends her days watching music videos and abiding to the lyrics of her favorite hip-hop artist Sexxy Lexxy, whose hottest single unabashedly demands young women to "Make That Cheddar." Like many urban consumers, Nyesha makes most of her spending decisions based on commercials in between music videos and ads in trendy magazines.

FIRST CUT (Short, USA) - Venus De Milo Thomas

JACOB'S SOUND (Short, USA 2001) 15 min. - DIR: Anna Dudley
"Jacob's Sound" is the story of a black deaf clown and his unrequited love for a pretty schoolteacher he sees in the audience year after year at one of the circus stops. He was never taught how to speak so he must find alternative ways to express his love. His friend/mentor, Lucky, tries to tell him to just try and speak but Jacob is too embarrassed.

DUKA'S DILEMMA (Documentary, Southern Ethiopia 2001 - Hamar w/English Sub-titles) 87 min. DIRS:Jean Lydall and Kaira Strecker
Duka is a married woman and mother of five young children, living in Hamar, Southern Ethiopia. Ever since her husband married a beautiful, young, second wife, Duka has been in a state of emotional turmoil. Among the Hamar, who live with herds and cultivate small fields of sorghum in their remote, bush-covered country, men are allowed to marry more than one wife, but only a few men ever do so.

Duka wonders why her husband married again; did he find her too old, or was he turned off because of her chronic malaria? Also, she doesn't know what to make of the new wife who is silent and never expresses her feelings except in rage? And on top of this, her mother-in-law keeps making trouble and is angry with her son for marrying a second wife behind her back.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jul 27, 2004 9:58AM
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