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April 7, 2011
Whither feminism? Davis film festival has the answer

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Running April 14-15 at Veterans Memorial Center, the Davis Feminist Film Festival will present a documentary about female truckers on the open American road (in "Long Haul," pictured at left and showing on the 15th) as well as a look at Ghanaian women accused of witchcraft once they become independent or successful ("The Witches of Gambaga," April 14).

The only feature-length work in the 14-film festival, "Witches of Gambaga" will be followed by a Q&A session with UC Davis Professor Amina Mama, a co-producer of the film.

Organized by the Consortium for Women and Research at UC Davis, the festival also offers entries focused on youth, from "Goals for Girls," (April 14), in which young Argentinian women battle entrenched sexism in trying to play soccer, to
"Attached to You," (April 15) a Claymation depiction of parenthood from pregnancy onward.

The programs start at 6 p.m., preceded each evening by a 5 p.m. reception with food and beverage.

Tickets for each night's program are $15 or $10 for students if purchased at the door (Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.). Tickets also are available in advance and on a sliding scale ($10-$15) at the UCD Women's Resources and Research Center or at the Davis Farmers' Market. Tickets also are being sold in advance, for $10 or $7 for students, at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.

For information and complete schedule, see the festival website.

- Carla Meyer

Photograph courtesy of Erin Hudson

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