There is no better way to celebrate the WIF Dallas Topaz Festival than immersing oneself in stories that celebrate women or bring attention to women's issues. These ten short films offer thought-provoking experiences for all to enjoy.
Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30pm
7205 Bishop Rd
Plano, TX 75024
October 20 @ 8:30pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm
A female Peking opera actor is experiencing a bad marriage. She impulsively murdered her husband during an argument. Desperate, she felt unprecedented relief and sang the last song of her life on the roof.
1 in 3 women are victims of violence during their lifetime, i.e. 1 billion women worldwide. Their names are Myriam, Adèle, Clémence ... They are 20, 35 or 48 years old. They are victims but do not always have the words to speak and to find help ... Since January 1, 2020, 11 women have died killed by their spouse or ex-spouse. Broken is a dance fiction directed by Olivia N’GANGA and Mikaël DINIC
A successful Latina in Los Angeles encounters assumptive bosses, racist neighbors, and a white savior roommate just before a first date -- then discovers her potential partner hates Mexicans.
A Russian woman visits Palm Springs in search of a date
In 1870, Margaret Knight launched a patent dispute that would be the first of its kind. She is forced to prove in court that she the designer, is the rightful owner of the patent of the machine that puts bottoms on paper bags; not Charles Annan, the man who has already built it.
Shelley Bruce narrates a visual poem that explores womanhood and its connection to nature.
Body image struggles and body confidence is not a new concept to anyone, but understanding the correlation with cancer patients is. Ashleigh, a young director, has seen several family members battle cancer treatment so now embarks on a journey to find out what happens when treatment is over. This journey begins with a deep dive into the lives of two breast cancer survivors who are now finding their way through life with a changed and scarred body. Caitilin, a mother of three boys, shares her journey from diagnosis to now, in two years remission, and opens up about the tactics she has used to help focus on the future rather than the past. Similarly, Jo, a mother of two daughters, shares how she founded a charity to ensure other women have the best experience in the worst situations. But for both ladies there is one more step they hope to take in order to feel whole again. Therefore Ashleigh joins these ladies on their personal journeys as they turn to nipple tattooing and body painting to celebrate their bodies and how strong they have been so far. In turn sharing with all cancer survivors out there that there are ways to love yourself, even when scars cloud both body and mind.
Through a revealing and honest nude video art We’re exposed to the woman's body as world full of beauty and pain. The participants in the film, women who dealt with eating disorders and negative body image appear before us as an images from the classical art and invite us to reexamine our personal perception of beauty.
After her comedy video with the school baseball team goes viral, a plus-size broadcasting student discovers that "locker room talk" is more than just talk.
We get a chance to dive into one's soul, as we take a peek at a woman touching herself. The feminine power explodes, changing all of the surroundings, painting the town with the magic of woman sexuality.
‘I want to make a film about women’ is a queer, speculative, documentary love letter to Russian constructivist women. It asks what the revolutionary women artists of the 1920s said, what they did, and what they might have created had it not been for Stalin's suppression.