Huge thanks to all who supported the launch of our ACTION Cinema film series! 3 cities. 3 films. 9 screening events. Hundreds gathered to support films that celebrate women and girls! More films to come in the future. Meanwhile, stay tuned for details on our next event: "Fresh Perspective: Women Lead a Changing World". WFA heads to Town Hall on March 27th. Not to be missed! And check it out, Wonder Women will be airing on PBS. You can host your own viewing party!
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
Miss Represtentation brings to light how mass media is teaching yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom takes a look at the media and its message through interviews with Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, and more. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective, and asking the question, “What can we do?"
THE INVISIBLE WAR
The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary that shines a spotlight on an important community issue facing women who serve in our military. A female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War invites viewers to learn about ways we can better support the women who serve and join a growing national movement for change.