Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
We tell authentic stories that reflect our humanity
We create films, filmmakers and community
We transform vision into reality
Film Festival Trailer 2012
QWOCMAP creates, exhibits and distributes new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color and address the vital social justice issues that concern multiple communities. We actively bridge seemingly disparate populations to transform and empower our filmmakers, audiences and communities through art, activism and community building.
We actively invest in, develop and nurture the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, African Descent/Black, Chicana/Latina, Native American/Indigenous/First Nations, South Asian, Southwest Asian/North African/Middle Eastern and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
QWOCMAP provides professional training, equipment, screening opportunities and resources free of charge to guarantee full access to our traditionally underserved community, particularly young, low-income and immigrant queer women of color.
Our vision nurtures queer women of color filmmakers as artist-activist leaders to create systemic change and lead social justice movements that incorporate the power of art as cultural resistance and cultural renewal.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & events
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March 16, 2013, 7:30pm - Brava Theater, SF
QWOCMAP celebrates International Women's Day with a fierce collection of documentaries about renowned queer women of color musicians!
Spiritual activist Afia Walking Tree drums a rhythmic path with GRACE AND FIERCENESS. With hiss and sizzle, acclaimed AVOTCJA traverses poetry, music and performance. For 40 years, legendary drummer Carolyn Brandy has infused her percussion with DRUM LOVE JOY. A queer Korean adoptee, Amber Field uses her breath and rhythm to sing and heal her own spirit in JAGADAMBA, MOTHER OF THE UNIVERSE. While yearning for family and homeland, each member of the Afro-Cuban hip-hop trio Las Crudas blazes radical trails to artistic and social freedom as a NON-RESIDENT ALIEN. Join us for a Q&A panel with the filmmakers and musicians after the screening.
QWOCMAP Free Video Workshop for Youth - Mondays - begins Jan 21
QWOCMAP Free Video Workshop - Thursdays - begins Jan 24
Registration deadline: Friday, Friday, January 4, 2013.
2013 Queer Women of Color Film Festival Call for Submissions
Submit your film to our 9th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Send us your films!
Deadline December 31st, 2012.
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