We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our community for its incredible support of our 10th anniversary. Audiences for all of our events were record-breaking, and so many reported how inspired they were, not only by the remarkable women who were the subjects of our films, but also by the two young men from Zimbabwe and Pakistan who spoke at our donor breakfasts, who are working toward achieving equality for women and girls in their countries. We are also grateful we had a unique opportunity to hear from Sarah Costa, Executive Director of the Women’s Refugee Commission, who vividly led us through the perilous journey refugee women must take to seek safety. Even in these troubling times, our guests from around the world gave us hope for the future.
About the Festival
The Family of Woman Film Festival was established in 2008 to raise awareness of the work of The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading global agency working to ensure that all women and girls have access to reproductive health care, education, and basic human rights. Five feature length documentaries and dramas from around the world are presented each year, focusing on the status of women in different cultures. Past Festival themes have focused on critical international issues, such as the effects of war on women and the role of women in the Arab Spring movement. Throughout the Festival week, filmmakers of award-winning films, the subjects of these films, and international speakers, engage with the community through free public lectures and programs at local schools. In 2015, the Festival launched a new partnership with Women Deliver, an international advocacy organization for women and girls’ health, rights and wellbeing. Family of Women films have also been presented at a satellite Festival in Chicago, as well as in Boise, through a partnership with Boise State University.>>more