Women at the Center Film Festival

Women at the Center Film Festival

We are delighted to announce the first annual

Women at the Center Film Festival! 

The Women at the Center Film Festival will showcase a variety of films that illustrate the challenges and resiliency of women around the world who are confronted by complex reproductive and sexual health issues. These stories capture the emotional and social consequences that barriers to healthcare services have on women, their families and communities by highlighting the often invisible social determinants that marginalize women.

Come by and see the inspirational stories of healthcare providers who have challenged and overcome systemic problems to offer greater reproductive healthcare to women, including those in low and middle income countries.

The festival movies will be showcased in the Exhibition.

Tuesday, March 2410:00 – 16:30
Wednesday, March 2510:30 – 17:00
Thursday, March 2609:30 – 18:00
Friday, March 2710:00 – 15:30

The (in)visible Organ

Thursday, March 26 | 18:00 | Room 113

Despite being an entirely preventable disease, cervical cancer takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of women globally. The (In)visible Organ documentary investigates how the design of technology impacts healthcare, especially when concerning an intimate part of the female body. By following the story of the Callascope innovation, this film unravels the power dynamics in gynecology and global health that have historically barred women’s access to cervical care. The (In)visible Organ brings in the deep human stories into biomedical engineering and medicine to tackle the roots of reproductive health inequity from within.

18:00 – 18:15 Reception

18:15 – 18:25 Film Presentation

18:25 – 19:10 Film Screening

19:10 – 19:30 Q&A panel with all the artists that came to the Conference. Moderator: Lisa Russell

About The (In)visible Organ

The (In)visible Organ is a documentary film directed produced by the Calla campaign, as part of a storytelling initiative to destigmatize female reproductive anatomy for cervical health outcomes. This project engages a diverse range of cultures and communities through the arts and storytelling to understand the unique and universal challenges that women face in their healthcare screening process.

Find out more about The (in)visible Organ: website | trailer

Lisa Russell, Curator for The Women at the Center Film Festival

The Women at the Center Film Festival will be curated by Emmy-winning filmmaker, Lisa Russell who curates and juries other global health film festivals including the Women Deliver Film Festival (Washington, DC 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016 and Vancouver, Canada 2019), the UN’s SDGs in Action Film Festival (NYC 2018 and 2019), the first-ever Bhutan International Film Festival and more. 

Filmmakers, producers and distributors from around the world are invited to submit their original work to the 2020 Women at the Center Film Festival. Films of all genres relating to mission of bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women will be considered.

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/WomenattheCenter