International Women's Day Celebration

Sponsored by Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program, Bechtel International Center, Stanford Film Society, Women's Community Center, Women's Coalition, the Peach, the Rosalie Rendu Center and Palo Alto Cities for CEDAW Coalition.


Friday, March 8, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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Asembly Room, Bechtel International Center
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Camera as Witness, Stanford Arts Program presents HUMAN DIGNITY series

In celebration of of the International Women's Day

Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home
(16 min) USA    
Director/Producer: Anne Makepeace
Executive Producers: Carol Hillman, Sarah Olson

An overview of the inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt which highlights her dedication as champion of social justice and racial equality.

Knock on Wood
(13 min) Ghana/USA
Director/Producer:  Ron Grunhut

Combining concert performances with interviews and cinema vérité, this film shines a spotlight on Valerie Naranjo, one of New York City’s top professional percussionists.  Naranjo follows her love of African xylophone music to Ghana, where her performance prompts a change in a tribe’s relationship to its women.

Woman by Woman: New Hope for the Villages of India
(27 min) India/USA
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producer: Dorothy Fadiman and Kristin Atwell

Film documents the stories of women in some of the least developed areas of rural India as they progress toward personal freedom.

When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories
(28 min) USA
Director/Producer: Dorothy Fadiman

An illumination of the largely undocumented era leading up to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, revealing the physical, emotional and legal consequences of having an abortion when it was a criminal act.

Following the screenings discussion with Stanford alumna and Academy Awards Nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF

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