Saving Face, the first of three films in the fall 2012 F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will be screened on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 4:15 p.m. All screenings will take place in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ, and are free and open to the public.
In the first F.I.L.M. event, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will screen her latest work, Saving Face. In this shocking documentary short, Chinoy follows two Pakistani women brutally scarred by acid attacks. In a hostile environment, they attempt to heal their wounds, hide their scars, and work with an uncooperative legal system to bring their assailants to justice. Chinoy addresses both the hostility which brews these brutal acid attacks, and the societal assumptions and taboos which make healing so difficult for its victims.
Award-winning German filmmaker Angelina Maccarone screens her critically-acclaimed movie Punish Me on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Maccarone uses her film to explore an unhealthy, obsessive relationship between a teenager and an older woman. Do power and authority dominate personality? How does one cope with constant subordination? Maccarone explicitly questions her audience with this gripping film.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Mason Wagner comes to Hamilton on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., to preview her latest documentary series, Makers. Wagner explores the advancements of women and women’s rights over the past 50 years. It is the story of homemakers and politicians who helped build this nation; many were risk-takers who courageously took the first step out of their narrow gender-role, to pave the way for new, empowered generations of women. The series premieres on PBS in early 2013.