Northwest Film Forum

Hedgebrook Filmmakers Showcase 2023

Expired June 3, 2023 6:59 AM
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For 35 years, Hedgebrook has lifted up the voices of women authoring change on the page, on the screen, and on the stage. If you love films written, directed and/or produced by talented women with a passion for visual storytelling, you won’t want to miss this event!

This year, the Hedgebrook Filmmakers’ Showcase features a selection of shorts and features, both documentary and fiction, from independent films to the making of a Hollywood hit, with a filmmaker discussion following each film. Expand your mind through their storytelling, and learn what inspired them to create and share these films. Grab your favorite snack, gather your favorite people, and come support the four featured filmmakers!

You can watch in person at NWFF on opening day, May 19, or closing night at WICA on June 3, or virtually from May 20 – June 2. People aged 13+ are all welcome to enjoy the showcase.

Presented in partnership with the CineStory Foundation, Northwest Film Forum and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

Poster designed by Jen Will-Thapa.

From Africa, a story of strength. This documentary presents a moving tale of perseverance, hope and triumph during difficult times. See Sharifa, Fatuma and Peninah bravely battle the odds of disability by taking control of their means for mobility. It is a sensitive view into the lives of these courageous women and skillfully deals with issues the disabled have to face – how they overcome challenges, and how the beauty and strength of the human spirit continues to persevere against all odds.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
    English, Swahili
  • Note
    with English subtitles
  • Director
    Lawan Jirasuradej