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|2015 Berkeley Women’s Film Festival|
|Date||Sunday March 08|
|Time||2:30 PM - 10:30 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Bonita (@Cedar) , Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
This festival celebrates International Women’s Day. Films are:
Fire (2:30-4:20), the 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by well known Indian director Deepa Mehta is one of the first mainstream films in India to explicitly show homosexual relations, setting off enormous public dialogue and protest. “Fire” dispels the myth of a happy middle-class family, disclosing the simmering cauldron of discontent within the family, with almost every family member living a lie as both marriages in the family turn out to be emotionally empty, without love or passion.
Silkwood (4:45-7:00) is a riveting film based on the true story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Atomic Mom (7:30-8:50) is a story of an American scientist and a Hiroshima survivor finding peace decades after the bombing. It inspires dialogue about human rights, personal responsibility, and the possibility and hope of peace. Atomic Mom is a feature-length documentary film about two women, both mothers, who have very different experiences of the atom bomb. One mother, Pauline Silvia, who is one of the few women scientists who participated in Nevada Test site detonations, has a crisis of conscience about the work she did involving animal testing and reveals some of the grim and dark secrets of the U.S. atomic testing.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.
Suggested donation $5-10
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