BENEFITING: HAWAII WOMEN IN FILMMAKING
EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2014
Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is 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 and support, we create the conditions for women and girls to express themselves through the media 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 as we believe that more women and girls behind the camera affect the ways women and girls are presented in front of the camera.
The funding raised will go towards our Making Media That Matters, an all-girls after-school filmmaking program envisioned as a platform for girls to tell their stories and be agents of social change through film. Program begins in Spring and runs for 14 weeks, and we will be examining the social and cultural environment that condones or promotes sexism and violence.
We, Hawai‘i Women in filmaking, as an all women and girls organization, are here to call out and call attention to unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change by starting productive dialogues. We will be teaching girls to question the norms that perpetuate violence and provide them with the filmmaking skills they need to produce alternatives to the mainstream media that plays such a critical role in perpetuating violence. It is time to shift the conversation about gender violence and, in doing so, shift accountability as well. No more discussions on how not to be raped but more of a don't rape culture.