More women in media stuff!! This morning I stumbled across the article, THANKS, THEY’LL BE HERE ALL MONTH: FREE ONLINE FILM FEST CELEBRATES REAL WOMEN on The Mary Sue which is a blog that identifies as “a guide to geek-girl culture”. I recommend it, it’s cool. 🙂
But this particular post was on a rad initiative on itvs.org called Women and Girls Lead.
Women and Girls Lead is “an innovative public media campaign designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century.”
As part of this campaign they have created the Women and Girls Lead Online Film Festival!
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, ITVS presents an online film festival of documentaries showcasing extraordinary women and girls on the front lines of change around the world.
It claims you can watch all the films online, but unfortunately they are unavailable to people who have a canadian IP address.
BUT here’s a couple trailers I encourage you to check out the rest on the ITVS website.
And if you’re really internet savy you can probably find a download somewhere, if not here’s directions on how to use a VPN to reroute your IP and watch the full movies from the PBS website. Oh using the magic of the internet to extend the reach of feminism, AWESOME.