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at the Brava Theater,
2789 24th Street,
San Francisco, CA
2010 Queer Women of Color Film Festival
ABOUT THE QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL
The Queer Women of Color Film Festival is held every year in June in San Francisco and features films that address the vital social justice issues that concern women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism. Enjoy the creativity of emerging media atrists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, bisexual, queer and questioning women in the Bay Area.
Now in its sixth year, the festival started in June 2003 in one room at the San Francisco's LGBT Center with a free screening that drew standing-room-only crowds. In 2005, the packed annual screenings expanded into the 1st Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. Now held in the full-sized Brava Theatre- the festival is still free, thanks to generous grants, donors and partners and includes free refreshments provided by local restaurants and businesses and an exciting featured panel (with a sliding-scale admission) or performance each year.
The Festival succeeds thanks to the incredible effort and enthusiastic help of the QWOCMAP Staff and Festival Team.
QWOCMAP STAFF (bios here)
- Executive/Artistic Director - Madeleine Lim
- Managing Director - T. Kebo Drew
- Program Manager, Technical Director - Liliana Hueso
- Communications Associate - Margaret Rhee
2010 FESTIVAL TEAM
- Nancy Angel is a creative, hardworking, dedicated Mexicana that believes in creating community through people, parks and programs.
- Zoila Aviles is very much in love with life and joyful to help others.
- Vida Mia Garcia is a queer Tejana expat who's been living in SF for the past eight years. She is super happy to be part of the QWOCMAP familia.
- Jamilah King is a writer and editor based in San Francisco who works as an Editorial Associate with Colorlines Magazine, and Contributing Editor with New America Media.
- Amal Kouttab is a registered drama therapist and prevention educator who is currently Director of Community Initiatives at San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR). She has used drama, art and writing to facilitate therapeutic groups in a variety of settings in New York City and the Bay Area.
- Joy Lam is an East Coast native living in the Bay who is currently working in the food industry and pursuing her dream to be a filmmaker.
- Caroline Le is a QWOCMAP filmmaker and current QWOCMAP Teaching Assistant with a knack for film production, assembling furniture, and climbing big rocks.
- Bethany Lockhart is a COLAGEr, blogger, auntie and good friend who is so grateful to QWOCMAP for this opportunity.
- Michelle Miguelez is a queer chica from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is grateful and ecstatic to be apart of the QWOCMAP familia.
- Michelle Morales is a 30-year old queer Filipina bodhisattva who seeks social change through Buddhist faith, study and practice. This is her first year on the QWOCFF team.
- Lourdes Rivas is a young queer Chicana who will eventually start up her own elementary school.
- Lynn Sugihara is a dental hygienist and is a long-time supporter and volunteer for many organizations including APIQWTC, as well Asian Women's Shelter (AWS) and Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO).
- B.K. Williams is a nighttime filmmaker who has completed her second film with QWOCMAP and looking ahead to the next.
- Kiki Zerrudo is a fierce ILONGGA warrior; mother to QWOCMAP's son; in the early stages of retiring to her homeland to commune with nature via planting rice, farming fish, and riding carabaos.
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