Producer Kelcey Edwards joined us for WAMMFest 2013. Edwards is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at top-ranking festivals around the country, including True/False, SilverDocs, and the South by Southwest Film Festival. After receiving her MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, Kelcey moved to New York City to work as a filmmaker, producer and arts educator. In 2008 she teamed up with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan to produce WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES. Kelcey is also the co-producer of WORDS OF WITNESS, a documentary feature by director Mai Iskander (GARBAGE DREAMS) and an official selection of Berlinale 2012.
(2012) (Australia) 13:00
Roma D’Arrietta (Documentary)
It is said that children inherit their parents’ histories. Director Roma D’Arrietta grew up hearing fragments of her mother Sacha’s tumultuous life story, and ‘Moeder’ is her chronicle of a woman who experienced extraordinary loss, but as a result, found a depth of feeling that enables her to survive. Moeder is a poignant reflection on loss, love, motherhood and a free spirited life.
(2012) (USA, Turkey) 17:00
Ayda Erbal (Narrative)
Yusuf, a sorter at the Istanbul city dump, goes to his village to find money for his son’s condition. On the way back, he is not the same Yusuf anymore, something is missing.
Veena Hampapur (Documentary)
Basketball, Meri Jaan’ centers on the life of Yeshodhara, a vibrant woman who immigrated to the United States from India thirty years ago. The film illustrates how her lifelong love of professional sports has served as a vehicle to create a community and sense of belonging for herself.
(2012) (Germany) 14:00
Anna Linke (Narrative)
The bachelorette Stefanie is a young woman who, at 26 years old, has not yet managed to live in an environment in which she can truly be herself. At home in the back country, everybody tries to find a man for the last bachelorette in the village, who is not thrilled about this at all. At a friend’s bachelors party in the next bigger city the last bachelorette doesn’t find a man, but instead a woman, whom she finds even more fascinating …
(2012) (USA) 6:00
Michelle Ikemoto (Animation)
Based on true events, “Tule Lake” is story of perseverance, shown from the perspective of a Japanese American internee during World War II. Held in the Tule Lake segregation camp with her family, a woman steps out of her barracks one winter night…
(2011) (US, Mexico) 17:00
Angela Aguayo (Documentary)
For over a decade, women throughout the State of Chihuahua, Mexico have been disappearing; their unidentified bodies violated and systematically dumped near maquiladoras and other deserted locations. Over 430 young women have been found raped, tortured, murdered and predominantly discovered in the US/Mexico border of El Paso/Ciudad Juarez as well as the state’s capital, Chihuahua City. Since 1993, over 1000 women are still missing. Having met with delegates, state and federal officials, volunteers, and most importantly the families of the missing women, Ni Una Mas attempts to give voice to the pain, urgency and women who suffer unjustly because of violence directly targeted at them simply because they are women.
(2012) (France) 3:00
Alexandra Naoum (Narrative)
A girl makes two different unexpected encounters in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. In a humoristic way No Comment deals with the thoughts of this young woman about men.