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Women of Wonder Film Festival announces its 2019 lineup


Contact: Vera Zambonelli

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, 808-206-0848


(Honolulu, HI)— The 6th edition of Women of Wonders Film Festival, presented by Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking, announces their lineup today. The Festival hosts screenings at the HoMa Doris Duke Theatre, March 15-17, 2019.

Audiences will enjoy films featuring women’s and girls’ stories around the world and here in Hawaiʻi. On March 15, the festival opens with Half The Picture by Amy Adrion, a woman-directed documentary that uses the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to successful women directors about their career paths, their struggles, their inspiration, and their hopes for the future.

“It is very exciting to screen films that engage women and girls in front and behind the camera. WOW was created because we wanted to raise awareness and visibility of women's and girls' work in film and promote a diverse and positive representation of girls and women in media,” said Vera Zambonelli, HWF Executive Director, “It is thrilling to be part of a larger movement that is putting an end to the disparity of who tells the story and whose stories are told - which are fundamental – and much needed- political acts.”

WOW showcases short and feature documentaries, such as One Girl by Rosa Russo, on one day in the lives of four young girls each living in a different country, Can Dolls Be My Neighbor? by Claire He, on how a Japanese village resident gives life to her memories, Crossing Spaces by Lola Bautista, profiling three Micronesian women in Honolulu as they grapple with the challenges of higher education and work, The Women Of Titmouse Animation by Christine Guest, on an independent studio redressing the lack of representation in the animation industry, and A Great Ride by Deborah Craig, about older lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life.

Short and feature-length narrative films include Somewhere In July by Laina Barakat, on a 10-year-old girl, caught in chasm of a family divided over her father’s recent transition into a woman, Summer in Hers Season by Sunhee Na, about a soon-to-be bride in search of her mom who suddenly disappeared, Petals & Stems by Alison Week, on how the idea that nothing lasts forever which rings especially true for a modern florist, Something Different by Anna Roe Ii-Epstein, a romantic musical on a chance meeting that sends two women on a quest for love, Seven Weeks by Constanza Figari, on a pregnant young woman who is not sure about being a mother, Sincerely, Kaye by Kristle Backe, on a young woman reflecting on how her upbringing affects her relationships, and Stoke by Zoe Eisenberg and Phillips Payson, on a woman’s trip to Hawaii to visit an active volcano that changes her life.

Full lineup, schedule, and tickets are available on our website:

The HoMa Doris Duke Theatre is located on 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814

About Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to achieving gender equity in filmmaking. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking. By providing access to a broad network of resources, education, leadership, and support, we create the conditions for women and girls to express themselves through the medium of film; raise awareness and visibility of women's and girls' work in film; and promote a diverse and positive representation of girls and women in media. ​

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