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The Naked Option documentary film screening at CounterCorp Anti-Corporation Film Festival

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Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Candace Schermerhorn
Location Details:
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street @ Mission, San Francisco

Sneak Preview/CA premiere of the documentary film, The Naked Option, THE NAKED OPTION at the CounterCorp Anti-Corporation Film Festival!! 7PM, Tickets $10. The Naked option reveals the inspiring story of an organized group of Nigerian women who use the threat of stripping naked in public, a serious cultural taboo, in their deadly struggle to hold the oil companies accountable to the communities in which they operate. The women, at the risk of being raped, beaten or killed, are trained and armed, but not with anything you can see. Through the leadership of the courageous, charismatic, and inexhaustible Emem J. Okon, these women are taking over where men have failed, peacefully transforming their ‘naked power’ into 21st century political action and mobilization. THE NAKED OPTION celebrates the perseverance and power of an organized group of women! A Q&A will follow the screening with film director Candace Schermerhorn, women's rights activist (featured in the film) Emem J. Okon, and Laura Livoti founder and director of Justice in Nigeria Now (JINN).
Participating organizations:
Presenting Partner - Justice in Nigeria Now
Partner and Funder - Global Greengrants Fund
Coalition Partner - Women's Earth Alliance
Thanks to Rainforest Action Network, The True Cost of Chevron Network and the Global Fund for Women.
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 16, 2011 6:26PM
§Emem J. Okon, women's rights activist
by Candace Schermerhorn
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