As an ongoing commitment to build community around film, we welcome you to explore a catalog of titles that have been shown at the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival over the last 35 years. These films celebrate the drive, spirit and diversity of women, while sharing the stories and experiences of those often unheard or unseen.
“Sex Crimes Unit” is an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorneys office at the first and preeminent unit in the country dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault: the film examines the shocking legal history of injustice towards rape survivors; observes the process of investigation conducted by the Unit every day; tracks through trial the case of a prostitute who dared cry rape, and follows the inspiring story of one survivor’s 16-year journey to justice.
IT HAPPENED HERE explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime.
This film, shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo, shatters the silence that surrounds the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. A survivor of gang rape herself Jackson strives to understand what is happening and why. The film provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.
The story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She reconnected with the rural women of her youth, and they found themselves working successively against deforestation, poverty, ignorance, embedded economic interests, and government corruption.
Before 2009, Shelby Bean had never experienced Deaf culture or American Sign Language because he’s the only Hard of Hearing member of his family. In 2009, Shelby was recruited for the world’s only collegiate Deaf and Hard of Hearing football team: the Gallaudet University Bison. Eight years later, Shelby has found his community at Gallaudet, coaching for the football team and preparing to marry his college sweetheart. This is his story.
Films are available to borrow for all local residents of the Pikes Peak Region. Up to THREE FILMS (3) may be checked out at one time for up to TEN (10) DAYS.
These DVDs are the property of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film. Use is authorized for private home screenings only. Reproduction or public showings of these films, in whole or in part, are strictly prohibited. If you are interested in showing a film to a larger audience, please contact RMWF to make arrangements with the appropriate distributor and/or filmmaker.
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