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by Flo Dwek Journey through America’s toughest terrains, majestic landscapes and remote 
sites with a stellar trio of environmental films by award-winning female filmmakers. Thurs, March 16, 7 PM; Carnegie Institution for Science- $10 Q&A   GUIDED (USA, 2016, 18 min.) Guided profiles the gentle spirit of Maine wilderness guide Ray Reitze who shares his philosophy of… Read more »

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by Brigitte Yuille Once you learn about Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, you may call her the “Oprah Winfrey of West Africa.” However, Juliet’s story of success is not only unique; it could be a fascinating film of its own. Strengthening Her Resolve During the 1980s, Liberia was transformed. A civil war erupted as a result… Read more »

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by Brian T. Carney via Washington Blade By now, everyone knows what happened at the Oscars on Sunday night. Due to an embarrassing gaffe by PwC, the accounting firm formerly known as Price Waterhouse Cooper, Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced that “La La Land” had been awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture. With class, when the slip-up… Read more »

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We love celebrating Women’s History Month by saluting our members who contribute so much to this community.  Every day in March we will feature a WIFV Member who has created compelling work and mentored others. Learn more about our honorees by reading their bios below. We encourage members to honor their colleagues with a $31 donation during… Read more »

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by Zoe Peters This January marks my second year volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival. As a volunteer, I was provided housing and worked Access Control for the Temple Theater Operations team. I am a Film major at George Mason University, so the festival is a great opportunity for me to meet filmmakers, see independent… Read more »

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by Flo Dwek WOMEN OF MAIDAN, screening at 7 pm on March 8 at Sweetbay Yoga, 545 Westbard Ave, Bethesda, tells the story of the women’s life-supporting force, unity, courage and sacrifice during the 2013-2014 Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity.  — Sometimes standing behind the cause takes as much courage as dying for it. — For a complete list of upcoming screenings, visit Olia’s… Read more »

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by Via Bia On a stage almost too far away to see, I heard a voice, light as air, yet full of energy – “…everything in this world has come from the body of a woman.” It was Dolores Huerta, and I was at the Women’s March in Park City. Sundance. A few months ago,… Read more »