System Of Supremacy

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.

System Of Supremacy

Showtimes

Friday, Mar 29
9:10pm

The archaic structures of white hegemony continue to reign through inequality, injustice, and vigilante violence.  But a rumble can be heard on the horizon. In the wake of a mutiny, the anxiety over shifting powers is at a fever pitch. The system will not yield without a fight, but the oppressed and their allies are too eager to stop now.

“MEET ME AT THE UNDERPASS, REBELLION IS ON HER WAY.”

— LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPON

System Of Supremacy

NimmikaageNimmikaage (She Dances For People)

Directed by Michelle Latimer

3 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • CANADA

Both a requiem for and an honouring of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, this short film deconstructs the layers of Canadian nationalism. In the process, it reverses the colonial lens by shifting the balance of power to reclaim the Canadian narrative, putting the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous women at the forefront.


the ambassador's wifeThe Ambassador’s Wife

Directed by Theresa Traore Dahlberg

14 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • SWEDEN

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.


after+fall+stillAfter Fall

Directed by Kelly Sears

3 MIN 19 SEC • EXPERIMENTAL • UNITED STATES

A version of how the following year can unfold, put into motion before the confirmation vote occurs.


BiidaabanBiidaaban (The Dawn Comes)

Directed by Amanda Strong

19 MINS • ANIMATION • UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY

Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shape-shifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighbourhood in Ontario. 


Terror NulliusTERROR NULLIUS

Directed by Soda_Jerk

50 MINS • FANTASY • AUSTRALIA

TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Special Admission

Student $7.00

General Admission $9.00

All Access Pass $40.00

Available in Advance or at the door.