International Women's Day 2010

Rough Aunties – screening of documentary – Hereford (and 9th)

Posted in 2010 03 08, 2010 03 09, Midlands West by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

An intense portrait of strong African women promoting positive change that makes for an inspiring, hopeful experience

Director: Kim Longinotto
With: Mildred Ngcobo, Nontando Maphumolo, Thuli Sibiya
UK, 2008 (15) 1 hour 43 minutes

Monday 8th March at 6.00pm and Tuesday 9th March at 2.00pm
The Courtyard, Hereford HR4 9JR

From one of British cinema’s unsung heroes, Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight Let Me Go, Sisters-in-Law) triumphs again with this powerful story of the feisty, resolute ‘Rough Aunties’, the remarkable women who care for the abused and neglected children of Durban. Getting up close and personal she shows how these incredible women wage a daily battle against apathy and corruption, supporting the victims and each other through terrible traumas. This is an intense, inspiring portrait of fearless African women promoting positive social change.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2009

Borderlines Film Festival: Biggest rural film festival in Britain with over 200 screenings at 40 venues in Herefordshire and Shropshire

Check http://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk/rough_aunties.shtml

International Women’s Day – Herbert Museum Coventry

Posted in 2010 03 13, Midlands West by womeninlondon on 28 February 2010

Building on last year’s feminist event, this is another varied day of insights, inspirations and incitements to action on issues effecting women’s lives.

Put your creative head on, bring your wisdom, anger, commitment and sense of fun, and let the crèche and women-only space give you a chance to think, listen and be heard.

Saturday 13th March 2010 from 11:00 to 16:00
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Check http://www.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.com/events/thedms.asp?dms=13&feature=32&GroupId=1&venue=2713469&easi=true