HONOLULU SCREENING TO FEATURE Q&A WITH YOUNG WOMEN FILMMAKERS
Shorts films produced during the 2018 Spring Making Media That Matters (MMTM), a 15-week all-girls filmmaking after school program, designed to make films for civic engagement and social justice.
Two crews, nine teens, and supportive staff members produced two short films: Thoughts and Prayers, an experimental film that takes on the issue of school shootings in America, and a short documentary titled De-code Dress Code that examines and questions dress code policies and policing at school.
The screening of each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by Taylour Chang. Serena Ngaio Simmons and Noa Helela will perform during the intermission.
“We engage the next generation of women filmmakers to develop stories that are diverse, representative of the lives they lead and what they care about” says Vera Zambonelli, founder and executive director of Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking. “And, this is media that we need to learn from, media conducive to reframing the way adults and allies think about girls and young women and what matters to them."
Doors open at 6:30 pm, partner community organizations tabling will run from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, and screening starts at 7:00 pm.
WHEN : Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM
WHERE : Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies 2645 Dole St, Honolulu