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Sunday, October 7 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Women's Empowerment & Social Change: Graceland Girls (29 min), It's A Girl Thing (59 min), The Director (1 min)

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GRACELAND GIRLS (28MIN, KENYA)
DIRECTOR: JORDAN SALVATORIELLO
WORLD PREMIERE

Educating its adolescent girls has proven to be the cornerstone of Kenyan development, yet so many are denied equal access to education, social and economic equality and respect. The half-hour documentary Graceland Girls provides an intimate look at how the high school students at Graceland Girls School in central Kenya have, so far, defied the odds. Using a combination of video and digital photographs - taken by both the subjects and the filmmaker - the girls express the beauty and pressures of empowered Kenyan girlhood and share their personal struggles to find hope for a better future.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/43142691

 

IT'S A GIRL THING: MKA, TWEEN QUEENS AND THE COMMODIFICATION OF GIRLHOOD (59MIN, USA)
DIRECTOR: SHANNON SILVA
WORLD PREMIERE

Using expert interviews, historical research, animated reenactments and found footage, this feature length documentary looks closely, and critically, at the tween markets evolution and the role of Dualstar (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's company) in the markets explosion. Interviews with Jean Kilbourne, Gail Dines, Sharon Lamb, Terrill Bravender, Lisa Machoian, Diane Levin, Susan Linn, plus various mothers, teachers, tweens and MKA fans highlight the impact Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have had on the girls tween market since they first hit the scene in 1987.

http://vimeo.com/43684204

 

THE DIRECTOR (1MIN, USA)
DIRECTOR: DESTRI MARTINO
CHICAGO PREMIERE

One director attempts to make a statement. In a dress.


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Allison Tibbs

Allison Tibbs is an entrepreneur, international author, and speaker who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, celebrities, and entrepreneurs and trained over 1500 small business owners on marketing and social media. She is the owne


Sunday October 7, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Showplace Icon Theater 150 West Roosevelt Road. Chicago, IL.
  • Theater Theater 1

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