Big Sis, the Devon-based social enterprise supporting tween girls’ mental health, will be at the Plymouth screening of the Feminista Film Tour. And in Exeter, there will be a more physical response to the screening.
Plymouth-based producer and film programmer, Lauren Tenn, will introduce the Feminista programme at Plymouth Arts Cinema on Saturday, March 7.
At the Exeter Phoenix, Akulah Agbami will lead a response to the screening.
Akulah told D&CFilm: “We will be getting the audience to ‘process’ their feelings about the film through dance – know it sounds a bit mad, but our dance facilitator Cleo Lake will steer us into improvising our thought and feelings and we’ll come up with a collective group response.”
Feminista Film Festival shares the most inspiring stories about women and girls from around the world in a collection of brilliant short documentaries, says the blurb.
Feminista’s mission is to inspire women and girls and connect them to female role models. They believe that stories about inspiring women and girls need a stronger voice and that documentary film is a uniquely inspirational and engaging form of storytelling.
“We believe a film festival dedicated to inspiring stories about women and girls can spark connections and motivate all of us to think and act differently,” says the Feminista Film Tour.
Some choice quotes about the Feminista film fest include: “Wow, what in incredible collection of inspiring short films celebrating women and girls doing amazing things.” “Intimate yet wide-ranging and so interesting.” And: “The event was an absolute delight and a perfect mix of art and adventure films. Get yourself there next year if you can.”
After the screening in Plymouth, there will be a panel discussion after the film to include local female-led organisations including Big Sis CIC.
The Feminista Film Tour (F Rated Film) is at Plymouth Arts Cinema on Saturday 7 March 2020. Times and tickets
The Feminista Film Tour (F Rated Film) is at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix on Sunday, 8 March 2020. Times and tickets.