She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Seattle Social Justice Film Festival

This year’s Social Justice Film Festival will feature several films concerning women’s rights and feminism, which are listed below. Additionally, the festival is screening films about a range of issues that are important to human rights in general, so take a look at their catalog for a full list of films!
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On the Farm is a dramatization chronicling Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) missing women during serial killer Robert Pickton’s active years. Using a combination of fictional and real characters, the film aims to refocus the narrative of real-life events to put the women front and centre. The film highlights the resistance and dysfunction of local police, and their indifference towards the marginalized women of the DTES.

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Surviving International Boulevard reveals the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two local women from Oakland, Cali.

When: Saturday, Oct 22 at 8pm
Where: Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Cost: $9-12; buy tickets here
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Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

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Personhood, a feature-length documentary, shines light on a new era of maternal criminalization and exposes a widely unknown system of laws that treats pregnant women as an underclass. The film follows a new mom as she raises her son and fights to change a Wisconsin law that stripped her of nearly every constitutional right while pregnant. PERSONHOOD asks: can women be full members of society if their fetus in a separate legal person?
Screening: 20 minute excerpt from the film, which is currently in post-production.

When: Tuesday, October 25th at 8pm
Where: Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Cost: $9-12; buy tickets here

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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