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Visionary Voices

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Conversations with Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers from around the world.

Conversations with Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers from around the world.

Location:

United States

Description:

Conversations with Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers from around the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

"The Least We Can Do" Filmmaker Conversation with Director Moira Simpson

4/5/2022
"The Least We Can Do" chronicles the journey of a small group of women in British Columbia, Canada, who are relieved when the Canadian Government votes to bring Yazidi women and girls to Canada as refugees and provide them with comprehensive trauma care for their ‘unimaginable suffering’. The women are horrified to later discover that the government has not followed through on all its promises. The Yazidi were brought to Canada and then neglected. Trauma services are inadequate, unplanned,...

Duration:00:19:47

"Lessons" Film Conversation with Writer and Producer Summer Brown

3/25/2022
In "Lessons" audiences see a heart-wrenching snapshot of Summer's lived experience of domestic abuse through the eyes of children. "Lessons" screens in the virtual presentation of The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival Saturday, March 26 at 5:00 pm/PST For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/lessons--2/occurrences/aeb16f57-3e2b-4c81-bfea-b56f5e216dbf For more information about the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival...

Duration:00:11:15

"Finding Courage" Film Conversation with Director Kay Rubacek

3/25/2022
In "Finding Courage," a former journalist for the Chinese Communist Party (YIFEI WANG), living in exile in San Francisco, struggles to settle into life in America while working to heal her family’s wounds from their tragic past. She is seeking justice for the murder of her sister at the hands of the Chinese authorities. "Finding Courage" screens in the virtual presentation of The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival Sunday, March 27 at 1:00 pm/PST To tickets visit:...

Duration:00:30:12

"Lost Vegas Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow In Our Gender Diverse Community" Conversation with Director Bella Keana Castellarin and Producer Krista Whitley

3/24/2022
In " Lost Vegas Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow In Our Gender Diverse Community" director Bella Castellarin leads an all LGBTQI+ team, to document the history of Las Vegas' diverse community and give voice to those who are rarely heard. This feature documentary screens Saturday, March 27 at 5:00 pm/PST For tickets visit:...

Duration:00:12:38

"The Burden" Film Conversation with Director Brianna Barrett

3/24/2022
In "The Burden" 18-year-old Bianca must take care of her two younger siblings when their parents are unexpectedly deported back to Columbia. "The Burden" screens Saturday March 26 at 3:00 pm/PST For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/the-burden--2/occurrences/474cd71c-60c2-46b1-840d-56790c664e63 For more information about the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival and complete feature line up visit...

Duration:00:13:20

"Tell Me About Orange" Film Conversation with Director Robin Noonan-Price

3/23/2022
In "Tell Me About Orange," when Elliot’s best girlfriend expresses her romantic feelings for him, Elliot a blind teenage boy struggles to express his, but soon realizes that sometimes love really is blind. "Tell Me About Orange" screens Saturday, March 26 at 4:00 pm/PST For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/tell-me-about-orange--2/occurrences/439d6b6e-9ff7-49d6-ba9a-7cca2815390b For more information about the Los Angeles Women's...

Duration:00:17:27

"Critical Juncture" Documentary Film Conversation with Director Alessia Barbiero

3/22/2022
In April 2021, India made headlines all around the world as the second wave of COVID brought the country to its knees. “Critical Juncture” starts at this dramatic time but focuses on a different point of view: through the eyes of Priyanka, a 30-year-old filmmaker, audiences see how women stepped up to the frontlines, to help their country in need. India is a complex country based on a patriarchal society. The key question of this documentary is: could COVID impact gender norms in...

Duration:00:17:26

"Lioness" Film Conversation with Writer and Actress Sara Oliva

3/22/2022
In "Lioness" a mother's primal instincts kick in to protect her child's innocence when both are barricaded in a motel room. "Lioness" screens Saturday, March 26 at 4:00 pm/PST For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/lioness--2/occurrences/ac0f4fcd-e5b9-4e73-aeac-b0b001e652f5 For more information about the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival and complete feature line up visit http://www.lawomensfest.com Editing by Otaku Media

Duration:00:12:13

"Mr. Wong's Lullaby" Film Conversation with Director Clare Langford

3/20/2022
Clare Langford is an award-winning actress, writer, and director from Ireland. She began penning original scripts and adapting screenplays for the stage for her University Drama Society while studying Applied Languages. She later went to Drama Centre London. In Langford’s film “Mr. Wong’s Lullaby” Social worker Norah struggles to balance her demanding workload with caring for her elderly father Horace, an ex-POW who has dementia. On a particularly bad day, as Horace’s daycare center...

Duration:00:18:56

"Someone To Carry You" Film Conversation with Director Cyrina Fiallo

3/20/2022
Filmmaker Cyrina Fiallo is a Cuban-Italian actress and writer, born & raised in Miami, Florida. Since moving to Los Angeles, her more-than-two dozen television appearances include NBC’s Brooklyn 99 and Community, Fox’s Glee, CW’s Supernatural to name a few. In Fiallo’s film “Someone To Carry You”, Serena receives an unexpected text from her childhood BFF that causes her to reminisce about the ups and downs of adolescence and meeting her first real soulmate, Laura Lee. “Someone To Carry you”...

Duration:00:19:27

"Skin Hunger on Film" Short Doc Film Conversation with Filmmakers Daphna Attias and Pinny Grylls

3/19/2022
"Skin Hunger on Film" documents an interactive live performance that features three actors sharing stories about touch as they perform surrounded by walls of Covid safe plastic and inviting moments of touch between audience members. "Skin Hunger on Film" screens Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 pm/PST For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/skin-hunger-on-film--2/occurrences/499788bd-d4bb-443e-bff3-d97195936a8b For more information about the Los...

Duration:00:22:46

"Legacy" Short Film Conversation with Director Margo Weathers

3/18/2022
"Legacy" was created in an attempt to expand the definition of the Documentary. Through hosiery, it tells the stories of women in history who scaled both literal and figurative heights to redefine genders, cultures, races … in ways that are incredibly relevant today. Director, Margo Weathers knew a film about them had to encompass the same rule-breaking spirit, so it boldly challenges us to look past a pretty face to find that more lies there. Legacy is a Trojan Horse. With the surface...

Duration:00:18:35

"The Phoenix" Short Film Conversation with Director Regina Pigsley

3/18/2022
"The Phoenix" After successfully acquiring superpowers, a young girl attempts to fix her parents’ marriage. In the end, she learns that superpowers can't fix everything. "The Phoenix" screens Saturday March 26, 2022, 4:00pm/PT For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/the-phoenix--4/occurrences/5ee28bed-da3e-4aff-bb0a-454c53b0fcab For more information about the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival and complete feature line up...

Duration:00:14:41

"Counting" Short Film Conversation with Director Sarah Young and writer/actress Tori Ernst

3/17/2022
"Counting" journals Em, a young actress on the verge of a promising career, but her struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder threaten her dreams. When her acting begins to take off and a romance enters her life, Em’s intrusive thoughts grow louder, intruding on her ability to receive the things she most desires; a successful career and meaningful relationship. Afraid of rejection and ridicule, Em is determined to hide her symptoms rather than open herself to help. With a real chance at...

Duration:00:18:24

"Sighted" Feature Film Conversation with Producer Alicia Kelly

3/16/2022
Developed as part of a pitch package for a feature film, "Sighted" is a short film psychological thriller and an official short film selection of the Los Angeles Women's International virtual film festival. The film is written by Felicia Willson (West Wing) and directed by Susan G. Reid, who currently serves as Professor of Practice in Acting/Directing for Georgia State University. Produced by Alicia Kelly, "Sighted" reminds viewers that some secrets can't stay hidden forever. "Sighted"...

Duration:00:13:27

"Fragile Seeds" Feature Film Conversation with Producer Ana-Maria Butcura and Lead Actress Mia Golden

3/15/2022
"Fragile Seeds" is an official feature film selection of the Los Angeles Women's International virtual film festival. The film follows Ryann Temple, a therapist working with sex offenders as she uncovers haunting secrets and answers to her family’s past through the violent men she counsels every day. "Fragile Seeds" screens Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 pm For tickets visit: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/alliance-of-women-filmmakers/events/fragile-seeds For more information about the Los...

Duration:00:22:57

Visionary Voices Trailer

2/7/2022

Duration:00:00:49