The Through Women’s Eyes (TWE) Film Festival was back at the Sarasota Hollywood 11 this April, bigger and better than ever. Once again we partnered with the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) and our fantastic line-up of 19 short and six feature TWE films included:
- “On Her Shoulders,” a riveting documentary about Nadia Murad, a Yazidi in Northern Iraq
- “Half the Picture,” Amy Adrion’s exploration of women in Hollywood, and, of course,
- “RBG,” the full-length feature which reveals the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsberg before, well, before she was notorious!
I’m delighted to add that RBG won the audience choice award for the entire combined Sarasota Film Festival and TWE.
Through Women’s Eyes is an annual program of the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women-USNC. Our Chapter works to educate the community about gender equality, advocate on behalf of women and girls, and fundraise to support the global programs of UN Women. As Chapter President, I get to witness both the incredible amount of work that goes into this festival as well as the final products on the screen – and of course the reactions of audiences as they see films that make them laugh, cry, and above all, turn to their seatmates and start discussing.