“From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media”

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The 14th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival will take place this coming weekend in Brooklyn, New York.  Here’s an overview:

Reel Sisters Film Festival will screen more than 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from Brooklyn to Great Britain. The theme of the14th Annual festival is: “From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media.” It will invoke a dynamic conversation on how women of color are portrayed and their contributions to expanding the definition of feminism in today’s society. Held from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2011 at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Reel Sisters concludes with a festive awards ceremony and reception with live dance hosted by WBAI radio show host Esther Armah. Honored will be Moikgantsi Kgama, the founder of ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Pearl Bowser, a pioneering filmmaker, scholar and author.

 For more information, see here.

On Saturday, October 15, at 9:00 p.m., there will be a free screening of In Our Heads about Our Hair, a film with the purposes of “celebrating with history and humor the tradition of Black HAIRitage.” RSVP required.  Details here.

-Bridget Crawford

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