Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase 2017
Femme Frontera is dedicated to spotlighting stories which challenge common, often false narratives, are told in new, innovative ways and never cease to educate and empower. The 2017 films push, if not altogether smash, huge barriers in regards to gender, geographical borders, cultural identity, and oppression. We are continuing with our mission from last year to challenge bias and perception however, the topics have now expanded and we are sharing our platform with other countries and borders from around the world. Meet the seven filmmakers and selected films for this year's 2nd Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase.
Two isolated women bond by sharing their lives from a distance through their apartment windows. They are blocks apart, but despite their efforts, will never meet. Two women. Two windows. Two realities.
Science Fiction Short Directed by Maru Buendia-Senties
Child, mother, bride: Nigeria
Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak.
Documentary Short Directed by Stephanie Sinclair and Nichole Sobecki
Seven-year old Philip admires his older brother Sebastian most of all. They fool around, watch movies and play football together. One evening Filip happens to see something unexpected between Sebastian and his best friend and Filip doesn't know how to handle it.
Narrative Short Directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
Do not come to europe
Three refugees from DR Congo tell their life stories. Mixed with the voice of swedish people the audience is faced with a new perspective of the life as a refugee.
Documentary Short Directed by Hanna Pousette, Minna Lundberg, Pontus Joneström
That day will come
Directed by Sarah Hope, founder of the Drum Retreat, this film shares personal reflections of four drummers while they follow their life passion, offering a rare glimpse into the female experience as told by women who play the loudest instrument in rock and roll.
Documentary Short Directed by Sarah Hope
A visual narrative about the emotional depths a woman is challenged with after
losing an unborn child.
Narrative Short Directed by Razelle Benally
we did not fall from the sky
Purushi, Pratiksha and Shalu are trans women struggling to find their place in contemporary Indian society, often via the only means of making a living available to them: sex work and begging.
Documentary Short Directed by Tabs Brese and Georgia Oakley