a documentary by Pratibha Parmar
part of the Women’s Film Forum series
presented by Omi Gallery and Impact Hub Oakland
Monday, March 2, 7:00-10:00PM
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, 510-858-2323
Join us for the launch of our ongoing “Women in Leadership & Creative Arts” series honoring International Women’s Voices, Experiences and Expertise.
Pratibha Parmar is an East Indian British filmmaker born in Nairobi, Kenya. She has worked as a director, producer and writer. Parmar is known internationally for her political and often controversial documentary film work as well as her activism within the global feminism and lesbian rights movements. She has collaborated with many well-known artists and activists, and public figures across the world. Parmar specifically uses the camera to benefit women worldwide. Focusing her lens on disenfranchised communities and peoples internationally, her contribution to worldwide humanitarian rights and education has been crucial. Her films are marked by political complexity and visual richness, taking up the themes of women’s strength, racial and cultural oppression and the lives of South Asian LBGT people. Parmar is well known for drawing on humour, wit, women’s everyday lives and visionary storytelling to articulate the realities and dreams of feminist, queer and South Asian diasporic life.
March 7: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, 2001, 84 minutes
March 9: A Place of Rage, 1991, 54 minutes,
and Angela: An Icon Reflects, 2012, 15 minutes,
and June Jordan: Wrong Is Not My Name, 2012, 7 minutes