Strong Leads Docs: A Film Seminar for High School Girls is a five-part after-school seminar spotlighting documentary films about and made by women. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program, Strong Leads will explore landmark and new documentary films made by women and featuring girls and women from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
We’ll feature five documentary films and follow with discussion and activities. Strong Lead sessions take place each Monday from Oct 22 to Nov 19 from 4 to 7:30pm. (Our 2nd floor Jackson Education and Engagement Space opens at 3:30pm for optional study time.)
Please note: Participation in Strong Leads is by application only and space is limited. It is offered at no cost to participants, but you must apply and be selected to attend. The seminar is designed for students only and is meant to be taken in its entirety (no single sessions). Application deadline extended to Tue, Oct 9. Participants will be notified on Fri, Oct 12.
Strong Leads Docs: About the Documentaries:
Mon, Oct 22: BALTIMORE RISING (Dir. Sonja Sohn, USA, 2017, 93 min, NR)
Mon, Oct 29: HARLAN COUNTY USA (Dir. Barbara Kopple, USA, 1976, 103 min, NR)
Mon, Nov 5: GOING ON 13 (Dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Dawn Valadez, USA, 2008, 77 min, NR)
Mon, Nov 12: HILLBILLY (Dir. Sally Rubin and Ashley York, USA, 2018, 87 min, NR)
Mon, Nov 19: NEW YEAR BABY (Dir. Socheata Poeuv, USA, 2006, 80 min, PG)
This series features high-quality films designed to spark conversation about important issues. Because of that, some films contain adult situations, profanity, drug/alcohol use, nudity, sexual situations, and violence.