You’re Invited: The Just Films Festival in Pittsburgh

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The Women’s Law Project is proud to present Just Films, a one-of-a-kind festival featuring films focused on social justice and gender inequity.

Free and open to the public, the monthly series features ten new social justice films—most showing in Pittsburgh for the first time, and many made by women. We also invite you to stay after each film and participate in engaging, post-screening panel discussions and talk-back sessions featuring local and national figures.

The festival kicks off this Thursday, September with Mikaela Shwer’s documentary, Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie). It will screen at 6:30PM at the Eddy Theatre on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus. The screening is free, but you must register for tickets.

 

About the film: In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24-year-­old Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal that is unfortunately all too common in her community. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) follows immigrant activist Angy’s story from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times as she becomes a beacon in a movement for national change.

This month’s film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Christine Castro (Women’s Law Project), Maria Duarte (Chatham student), Monica Ruiz (Casa San Jose Latino Community Organization), and Sister Janice Vanderneck (Casa San Jose).

Films will screen once per month through June, 2017.

Check the complete list of films and dates, and mark your calendars.

The Women’s Law Project proudly presents the Just Films festival in collaboration with our partners at the Chatham University Women’s Institute, New Voices Pittsburgh, and the Women and Girls Foundation.

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