We hosted a special screening on International Women's Day, Sunday 8 March 2020 - “Feminista”, a series of documentary shorts from women around the world.
The Mayor of Godalming, Councillor Penny Rivers opened the event and her welcome speech was fabulous, and as inspiring as the film that followed! It really did set the tone for the afternoon.
84 people attended (a range of ages - and genders – and quite a few of our members there too) and we received many positive responses - both during the film (spontaneous clapping) and afterwards: "thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring, thanks!" "super - thank you very much."
The “Feminista” film itself was made up of inspiring mini-documentaries (8 shorts) about women and girls pursuing their passions and reshaping their communities. Although some had serious subject matter, they were all upbeat. It was a diverse set of stories that engaged the audience and allowed us all to contemplate other ways of life, understanding the connections that exist between us all in the wider community, whether local or global.
About Feminista Film Festival: Laurie and Dan Mucha founded Feminista Film Festival and Tour because they believe stories about women and girls need a stronger voice and documentary film is a uniquely inspiring form of storytelling. Feminista’s mission is to inspire audiences and to connect women and girls to female role models. feminista.co.uk/
Thanks also to Godalming College who allowed us free use of their Hall for the screening. Godalming College is a 16-19 Academy (SAT) and specialists in sixth form education. http://www.godalming.ac.uk/.