The 14th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) celebrates the best of cinema created by women.
Running from March 5 to 10, 2019, VIWFF is pleased to be screening 49 films from 19 different countries around the world including 18 local filmmakers!
Opening the festival is the Vancouver Premiere of Warrior Women (US), a documentary featuring Lakota activists Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella Gilbert, who are at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for indigenous cultural values. Director Elizabeth Castle and film subject Marcella Gilbert will be in attendance. Warrior Women will be screened with the animated short, Bidaaban (The Dawn Comes) from local filmmaker Amanda Strong.
VIWFF is excited to present the World Premiere of Swords And Scepters: The Rani of Jhansi (USA) an epic period film set in India in 1850. The film follows the Rani as she becomes a growing symbol of Indian resistance and ultimately changes the shape of history. The film’s director, Swati Bhise will be in attendance for a discussion.
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