The 12th Annual Women of Color Film & Video Festival

Disrupting Borders:
Seeing Silences and Imagining

April 22-24, 2005
Media Theatre, UC Santa Cruz

Mark your calendars and book your flights! Join us for this exciting and provocative weekend! A detailed description of screenings and performances is listed below the program. 

Due to the generous support of our sponsors, all screenings, performances and events are free and open to the public. A list of our sponsors is put forth at the end of this announcement. 

All screenings, panel discussions, keynote talks, and performances will be held in the Media Theatre Classroom at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Click here for complete list of film/performance descriptions

Disrupting Silence: We put forth demanding calls for autonomy, poetic words of healing, and screaming expressions of theatre and song to stand against the multiple violences brought upon the bodies of women of color. We juxtapose these forms of violences in order to see their relation to one another, so that the silences forged by their invisible separations are disrupted. Into this space, we speak ourselves aloud.

Friday: April 22, 2005

5:00 – 5:20 WELCOME: Dr. Angela Y. Davis
5:20 – 5:55 Marcha Lesbica Mexico 2004
5:55 – 6:10 Pura Lengua
6:10 – 7:10 Keynote Panel with Filmmakers Maritza Alvarez and Aurora Guerrero and Pura Lengua crew, Moderator: Susy Zepeda, PhD student
7:10 – 7:35 Gritos Poeticos de la Urbe
7:35 – 8:05 INTERMISSION 
8:05 – 9:35 Q&A and Discussion with Filmmakers: Susana Quiroz, Ines Morales, Mariana P. Ocaña, Moderator: Dr. Rosalinda Fregoso
9:35 – 9:55 Performance: Re(dis)memberment, by Bintelthawra

Asserting What’s Ours: We fight to assert that which is ours: our bodies, our representations, our identities, our lives, our expression, our histories and our desires. Beyond the reactionary positions we are so often placed in, we work within ourselves and our communities to heal, to converse, to relate, and to love each other. 

Saturday: April 23, 2005

10:00 – 10:45 Poetic Healings
10:45 – 11:10 Desperate for Love
11:10 – 11:40 Plastic Warriors
11:40 – 11:55 INTERMISSION
11:55 – 12:25 A Letter To You
12:25 – 12:55 Keynote Speaker: Kawana Bullock
12:55 – 1:00 Life Begins at O’Farrell Street
1:00 – 1:30 Performance: Akosua Mireku
1:30 – 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 – 3:25 62 Years and 6,500 Miles Between
3:25 – 3:35 Barefeet
3:35 – 3:45 Journey Home
3:45 – 4:00 INTERMISSION
4:00 – 4:40 Mind If I Call You Sir?
4:40 – 4:45 Hello My Name is Clarisse
4:45 – 5:10 Boi Hair
5:10 – 5:40 Keynote Speaker: Alma Lopez
5:40 – 6:10 INTERMISSION
6:10 – 7:25 Q&A and Discussion with Filmmakers: Karla Rosales, Peggy Peralta, Sonali, Mónica Enríquez, Angel Brown, Alma Lopez
7:25 – 7:55 Performance: Claudia Rodriquez
9:30 – 1:30 After Party at Club Caution, Santa Cruz

Imagining Trans-formations: We imagine formations that work across possibilities of time and space. We inscribe our bodies into a history that has tried to eradicate the many that we are. Our motherhood is erased and we shout: “We are mothers!” Childhood is foreclosed and we shout: “We are children!” Borders deny our existence, and we shout: “We are here!” History has been told through a time that is not ours. Our voices, our bodies and our cameras present the possibilities which were, will be, have been, and are. 

Sunday: April 24, 2005

9:30 – 11:00 Dis Connected: Incarceration, Mothers and their Children
11:00 – 11:10 Border Project
11:10 – 11:30 Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience
11:30 – 11:45 INTERMISSION
11:45 – 12:15 The Border Crossed Us
12:15 – 12:45 Keynote Speaker: Rachael J. Nez (Dine’)
12:45 – 1:30 Q&A and Discussion with Filmmakers: Rosemary Gibbons, Nicole Willis, Rachael J. Nez (Dine’), Moderator: Vicky Banales, PhD candidate, Literature Department
1:30 – 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 – 3:00 Racial Justice Day, Report From the Bay
3:00 – 3:25 Performance: Tru Bloo
3:25 – 4:05 A Certain Liberation
4:05 – 4:35 INTERMISSION
4:35 – 4:45 La Tortilla
4:45 – 5:15 Marginal Eyes: Mujeria Fantasia #1
5:15 – 6:15 Q&A and Discussion with Filmmakers: Yasmine Kabir, Azucena Varela, T. Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva, Oriana Bolden, Moderator: Roya Rastegar, PhD student
6:15 – 6:25 CLOSING
6:25 – 7:30 RECEPTION

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and supporters:

Faculty Sponsor: Angela Y. Davis

Co-sponsors include: American Indian Resource Center, American Studies Department, Anthropology Department, Art Department, Asian American and Pacific Island Resource Center, Center for Cultural Studies, Center for Justice, Tolerance and Community, Chicano/Latino Research Center, Chancellor Denice Denton’s Office, El Centro: Chicano/Latino Resource Center, Committee for Justice in Palestine, Community Studies Department, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Social Sciences, Equal Opportunity Program, Film and Digital Media Department, Graduate Student Association, History Department, History of Consciousness Department, Institute for Advanced Feminist Research, Institute for Humanities and Research, Iranian Student Network, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, Lionel Cantu GLBTI Resource Center, Literature Department, Latinas y Lesbianas y Aliadas (LyLyA), Merrill College Provost, Oakes College Provost, Porter College Provost, Queer Latina Network, Sociology Department, Theatre Arts Department, Women’s Center, Women’s Studies Department, Writing Program

For more information, please email the curators and organizers of the festival:
Roya Rastegar, PhD student, History of Consciousness Program 
Susy Zepeda, PhD student, Sociology Department,