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Sunday, September 25 • 4:05pm - 5:40pm
A Day in Her Shoes: Gender-Based Discrimination, Violence and Other Challenges of Womanhood. Films Featured: The Girl Epidemic (2), Break the Branch (74), Hide and Seek (4), I Just Don't Know (10)

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The Girl Epidemic (2)
North American Premiere. Filmed & Produced in India and the United States.
Girls are being treated like they're an infectious disease. Over a million disappear every year--falling victim to infanticide, sex slavery, and child labor. There is a cure: education.

Break the Branch (74)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in India and the United States.
Break the Branch is a lyrical, ethereal portrait of a rural Indian girls school in lush, sensuous color. The film takes us to the village of Anupshahr, where one school challenges a community that does not believe in the education and independence of women. We meet several teachers and students who have used the school as a means for carving out a fulfilling life for themselves. The grander goal is to humanize the struggles of women in India by showcasing these idiosyncratic individuals, rather than addressing societal problems in broad strokes.

Hide and Seek (4)
Midwest Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
Lia Chang (Big Trouble In Little China, New Jack City, King of New York) stars in Hide and Seek, a film she co-produced and co-wrote with Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone, “The Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Hostages” ), who is also featured in the film. Hide and Seek is a short film that speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day. To look in the mirror and to hope to see a face other than your own. One that is closer to what magazines, television and movies define as beautiful or even normal.

I Just Don't Know (10)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
Leo, on the verge of becoming a political star, has just found out his sister is pregnant after being raped. He must choose between his political career or his sister.

Sunday September 25, 2016 4:05pm - 5:40pm PDT
Showplace Icon Theaters 150 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60608

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