SHORTS PROGRAM IV: Documentary

pow film fest 2019

 

POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women. Now in its 12th year, the festival features the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Over the years POW has striven to encourage thoughtful and engaged discourse of the female perspective while heralding the need for greater parity in the film industry through the keen discerning eyes of women and non-binary film and media makers. POW was created, in part, to celebrate women in their quest to thrive and grow in the film industry.

The fest also provides space to strengthen the Portland community of women in film by offering year-round film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15 -19 with their POWGirls program.

SHORTS PROGRAM IV: Documentary

Showtimes

Sunday, Mar 31
3:00pm

“THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I FIND IN THE WORLD THAT ARE COMPELLING THAT EXIST: QUESTIONS I WANT TO RESPOND TO, ISSUES I WANT TO EXPLORE, PROBLEMS I WANT TO FIGURE OUT, AND SOME HOW DOCUMENTARY IS THIS INCREDIBLE ELASTIC MEDIUM THAT ALLOWS YOU TO REFLECT ON AND ENGAGE IN THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE REAL WORLD IN A WAY THAT IS CREATIVE. I JUST THINK THERE IS NO BETTER COMBINATION THAN A WAY OF BRINGING THOSE THINGS TOGETHER.”

— JENNIFER BAICHWAL

SHORTS PROGRAM IV: Documentary

FAST+HORSEFast Horse

Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich

13 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • CANADA

The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with secondhand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenging the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.


vertical-poster ebb tideEbb Tide

Directed by Vivian Rivas

15 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES

Zee, an 86-year-old retired teacher decides to go back to the happiest time of her life in order to make peace with the path she has chosen and reconnect with her students from the early 90’s in East Harlem. Most of her students were non-readers, but through her non-traditional methods, they produced a pretty significant body of poetry, which she has kept all these years. Finding the kids will give Zee the closure she needs and also a sense of what her legacy is, as a teacher and as a human being.


Brother_move_onBrother, Move On

Directed by Antshi Von Moos

8 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • SWITZERLAND

In Delhi Geeta offers a taxi service "from women for women". This taxi service allows women to move freely anywhere and at any time in the city. Her motivation is: "The more women become taxi drivers, the fewer women are afraid to step out of the house." Thus the cityscape and the atmosphere of the city changes and increasingly also the position of women in society, is Geeta's hope. 


liquor store babiesLiquor Store Babies

Directed by So Yun Um

5 MIN • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES

Liquor Store Babies explores the intersecting lives of two friends and their fathers, each of whom own Liquor stores amidst the unpredictable backdrop of Los Angeles. Director and star So Yun Um pulls from true-life experience, contrasting two sides of the same coin. As the lives of So, Danny, and their parents begin to diverge, their differences only work to strengthen their bonds. What follows is a candid and real look at how the lives and dreams of liquor store owners and their children are cyclical and ever connected to one another.


BaltimoreRespect & Love

Directed by Angelique Webster

15 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES

With the hope of attaining a four college degree, Gloria makes a decision to move from a sleepy country town to the city with her two young children. While attempting to build a solid foundation, her family is devastated when her 15 year old daughter shares that she has been sexual abused by their parish priest. Thirty years later, she sits with her daughter and examines how the abuse of her daughter at the hands of the local parish priest impacted her life. They discuss motherhood, decisions, life and spirituality. Through a frank conversation, a mother and daughter get to know each other and reimagine their relationship.


Glorias-CallGloria’s Call

Directed by Cheri Gaulke

17 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • UNITED STATES

In 1971, graduate student Gloria Orenstein received a call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington that sparked a lifelong journey into art, ecofeminism and shamanism. The short film, Gloria’s Call, uses art, animation and storytelling to celebrate this wild adventure from the cafes of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland. The film is produced by artists Cheri Gaulke (director), Cheryl Bookout, Anne Gauldin, Sue Maberry and Christine Papalexis.


All+InclusiveAll Inclusive

Directed by Corina Schwingruber Ilić

10 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • SWITZERLAND

 Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.

Special Admission

Student $7.00

General Admission $9.00

All Access Pass $40.00

Available in Advance or at the door.