UN Women, TT Film Festival + UWI highlight the power of women in film.
The T&T Film Festival is partnering with UN Women and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), UWI to present The Power of Women in Film on September 22 from 9 am at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.
The day of panels and presentations will include speakers from across the region who explore depictions of women and girls and how film can be used to address issues of violence against women, objectification, gender inequality and female empowerment. Short films will be incorporated into the programme to help illustrate some of the issues being discussed. The Power of Women in Film initiative is free, and individuals and organisations interested in the issues are invited to attend.
A release said the Power of Women in Film will be followed by three days of feminist cinema, from September 22-24, also at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.
The three days of screenings of films by or about women will present stories from a female point of view, highlighting political, economic or cultural discourse about women’s lives and critiquing the power structures holding gender inequality in place. The free screenings will be followed by facilitated discussions on some of the issues raised.