Community Impact Film Series: Women’s Health
IPH’s Community Impact Film Series sparks dialogue and builds bridges between people and organizations through the power of film.
The Women’s Health event will be an energetic gathering that’ll kick off with a morning movement class and brunch bites, a screening of award-winning short films, a conversation with filmmakers and women’s health community leaders, and finally a marketplace showcasing resources in our city, women-owned businesses and art.
10am – Brunch Bites by The Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters, Posh Tart Pastries,
Mindfulness & Movement with Dancing Lotus Yoga & Arts
Yoga & Meditation with VoNique Ford-Wilson
Healing Music & Energy by Azul Healing
11am – Screening of (9) award-winning short films followed by panel discussion with Shelby Hadden (filmmaker),
Isabel Pask (writer & performer), YWCA Central Carolinas, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Tryon Women’s Center
1pm – Pop-up of women-owned businesses, art, food and health resources
Liz Shea Designs, Namaste Artists, Elesq Art, Griot Designs, Zuleyma Castrejon, Posh Tart Pastries, Soul Art Beauty Creations, Shay Sharee, Oak Street Health, Humana, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Tryon Women’s Center, Azul Healing, AAA Therapeutic Solutions, Carolina Therapeutics, PLLC, Dancing Lotus Yoga & Arts, Good Karma Botanica & Wellness, Integrative-SPIE Health, Ivy Integrative , She Dreams In Color / Sunshine Media Network, Mecklenburg County Public Health: Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal Child Health, Reproductive Rights Coalition, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
This series is brought to you, in part, by the generous support of Kathryn & Luke Kissam.
Director: Alice Seabright Run Time: 15 min. Release Year: 2019
Starring: Amit Shah, Bart Edwards, Guy Lewis, Lisa Jackson, Sophia Di Martino
Jaq is a typical young woman, navigating the foibles of life, love and endometriosis.
This Is Not A Love Letter
Director: Ariel Zucker Run Time: 5 min. Release Year: 2020
Starring: Daryl Paris Bright, Isabel Pask, Kennedy McMann, Molly Griggs, Victoria Pedretti
A video poem that celebrates the resilience of women in a culture full of body politics, through a young woman’s retelling of her abortion. The film travels in real time through the raw and heartfelt reactions from her circle of friends.
Period. End of Sentence.
Director: Rayka Zehtabchi Run Time: 26 min. Release Year: 2018 Language: Hindi
Starring: Ajeya, Anita, Arunachalam Muruganatham, Gouri Choudari, Shabana Khan
In an effort to improve feminine hygiene, a machine that creates low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads is installed in a rural village in Northern India. Using the machine, a group of local women is employed to produce and sell pads, offering them newfound independence and helping to destigmatize menstruation for all.
Director: Shelby Hadden Run Time: 10 min. Release Year: 2018
A woman recounts her experience living with chronic pelvic pain – how health professionals have failed her, men have rejected her, and shame, anger, and hatred have plagued her body.
Run Time: 10 min.
A dark comedy about the egg retrieval process during a couple’s IVF treatment.
Director: Thea Hollatz Run Time: 9 min. Release Year: 2019
Starring: Christine Horne, Grace Glowicki, Peter Spence, Tony Nappo, Tyler Johnston
A newscaster is due to go live on local television in the middle of a hot flash, in Thea Hollatz’s animated comedy about a woman trying to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.
Director: Haimy Assefa Run Time: 20 min.
Three expectant mothers, including the director, navigate the joys, fears, and complexity of Black motherhood in America.
Director: Merete Mueller Run Time: 12 min. Release Year: 2016
What is confidence, really? On stage, online and in everyday life, plus-sized pole dancer Roslyn Mays navigates newfound media attention and various types of public exposure.
Birth Control Your Own Adventure
Run Time: 5 min.