We’ve been going nonstop at the festival. Yesterday the team hosted a free WONDER WOMEN! community event at the Gallery Black Lagoon. The event benefited the Girls Empowerment Network (GENaustin), whose staff was on hand to collect five dollar donations.
GENaustin’s mission is to support and guide girls to make wise choices as they navigate the pressures of girlhood. As part of the WONDER WOMEN! event GENaustin asked girls in their programs to submit personal artwork of themselves as superheroines with super powers. The pieces were shown at the event and each girl who participated received a WONDER WOMEN! UNITE bracelet from the film.
Here are some of the wonderful submissions:
Snippets of the film were shown to the audience, followed by a Q&A with Kristy and Kelcey. Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Radio-Television-Film, specializing in feminist media and cultural studies, moderated the discussion. Also in attendance were documentary stars Katie and Carmela. The audience asked engaging questions and the filmmakers shared great insight into how they came to create this remarkable film.
More updates from Austin soon!