Athena Film Festival Presents
14CU0: AFF: Shorts Program 1
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00PM
Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater
LL 200 Diana Center
The Athena Film Festival central Box Office will be in the Diana Center lobby during the February Festival weekend.
To purchase group tickets (9 or more) enter the code 14GRPAFF in the promo code box and click apply before selecting your tickets.
*#SLUTWALKNYC* NEW YORK PREMIERE
Director: Therese Shechter
Documentary Short, 2013 [US] English, 5 minutes
The 2011 SlutWalk march was one of the most unique feminist actions in New York history – one piece of a grassroots global movement that is both empowering and controversial.
*THE RED PILL* NEW YORK PREMIERE
Director: Lucy Walker
Documentary Short, 2012 [USA] English, 15 minutes
Paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt was adopted from India as an infant and became paralyzed shortly after arriving in the US. Despite daunting obstacles, Anjali is now a PhD student and world record holder in 200m wheelchair racing.
*FROST * NEW YORK PREMIERE
Director: Jeremy Ball
Narrative Short, 2012 [Canada], English 14 minutes
A young arctic hunter embarks on a perilous search for food for her family. Crossing the sacred boundary of her people’s ancestral hunting grounds, she discovers an incomprehensible world and a dangerous predator that challenges her ability to survive.
*A KISS FOR GABRIELA*
Director: Laura Murray
Documentary Short, 2013 [Brazil] Portuguese with English subtitles, 29 minutes
This film tells the compelling story of Gabriela Leite, the first sex worker to run for Congress in Brazil as she faces 822 opponents and challenges a male dominated political system. Can a sex worker, activist, and cultural icon beat the odds and win the election?
Director: Stephanie Martin
Narrative Short, 2013 [US] English, 20 minutes
Cruelty, courage, love and memory collide as two generations of women bear witness to the brutality common to wild horse roundups in the American West.
Director: Boris Schaarschmidt
Narrative Short, 2012 [Germany/US] Arabic with English subtitles, 17 minutes
In the blistering desert of Sudan, a pregnant mother and her two young children search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When her brother is too weak to continue, Haleema is sent alone to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair ensues.
*OUT OF STEP* NEW YORK PREMIERE
Director: Lynn Estomin
Performance Short, 2011 [US] English 6 minutes
Featuring four female veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of war, these dance solos and music highlight the women’s unique voices.