One Billion Rising, Bay Area Rising & V-Day Present
Turning Pain To Power: An Evening Of Revolutionary Film, Talk, Drumming And Dance To End Violence Against Women @ The Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
Born without arms as the result of a severe birth defect, Jessica Cox (U.S. FWN100™ '09) never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams. Jessica's new film Right Footed chronicles her amazing story of overcoming adversity and follows her over a period of two years as she becomes a mentor for children with disabilities and their families, and a disability rights advocate working in the U.S.A. and abroad. The film screens in San Francisco's Presentation Theater this August! For tickets, email email@example.com
Baltimore filmmaker Ramona Diaz (Global FWN100™ '15) recently earned the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship which are granted to artists with proven track records and exceptional promise. Ramona is best known for her documentary film, Don't Stop Believin' which chronicles Journey Filipino frontman Arnel Pineda's rise to fame. News story from Baltimore Sun.
"Women are largely underrepresented in the film industry, particularly as writers, producers, and directors. Three independent local female filmmakers are carrying out all three roles, driven by determination and a story to tell." News story from The Source.
CAAMFest celebrates the close of the festival with RIGHT FOOTED, a documentary about expert martial artist, disability rights activist and the world’s only armless airplane pilot, Filipina American Jessica Cox (U.S. FWN100™ '09). Ride along on her journey as she overcomes adversity, finds romance and inspires the world. Buy tickets early as they are most likely to sell out!
Filipina-Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu chronicles the modern Filipino queer experience in a new documentary called "It Runs in the Family." Cabalu interviewed members of her family in Oakland, California and Manila to spark intimate conversations about love, acceptance and the coming out process in the Filipino diaspora. Story from Asian Journal.