The 12th Annual
Women of Color Film and Video Festival


Fri-Sun, April 22-24, 2005

* Friday, April 22 -- 5pm-10pm *
* Saturday, April 23 -- 10am-8pm *
* Sunday, April 24 -- 9:30am-8pm *

Media Theatre, UC Santa Cruz <map> <parking>

Since 1991, the Research Cluster for Women of Color has screened over 300 films by women of color as well as hosted workshops and panel discussions with both established and up and coming filmmakers. This years film festival will continue this legacy by exploring the possibilities of seeing silences and imagining trans-formations as a disruption of borders--borders of the family, violence, survival, race and nationality, history and memory, immigration and queerness.

Over 20 locally and internationally renowned *women of color* filmmakers and performance artists will be featured throughout this years film festival.

Featuring films by Oriana Bolden, Angel Brown, Anita Wen-Shin Chang, Monica Enriquez, Rosemary Gibbons, T. Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva, Yasmine Kabir, Ines Morales, Mariana P. Ocana, Chinwe Odeluga, Peggy Peralta, Susana Quiroz, Karla Rosales, Jessica Santascoy, Sonali, Amy Tall Chief, Azucena Varela, Nicole Willis, keynote addresses by Maritza Alvarez and Aurora Guerrero (Pura Lengua), Kawana Bullock (A Letter to You), Alma Lopez (Boi Hair) and Rachael J. Nez (The Border Crossed Us) and incredible performances by Akosua Mireku, Bintelthawra, Claudia Rodriquez and Tru Bloo!

Click here for a detailed program!

Click here to download event poster.

Festival Co-Director and Curator: Roya Rastegar, Doctoral Student, History of Consciousness Program

Festival Co-Director and Organiser: Susy Zepeda, Doctoral Student, Sociology Department 

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