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Film Gives Voice to those Denied

Last in SMCM Feminist Filmmaker Series
February 8, 2012
Press Release #12-016

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(St. Mary’s City, MD) February 8, 2012— Haitian-Panamanian filmmaker Michèle Stephenson will screen her film, “Faces of Change,” and then take questions at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Cole Cinema in the college’s Campus Center, the final film in the college’s 2012 series, Out of Bounds: Feminist Films and Filmmakers.

"Faces of Change" highlights the story of five local activists from five different continents who relay unique video dispatches from their respective corners of the world. From their communities in Brazil, India, Mauritania, Bulgaria, and the United States, they go behind the camera to find a voice denied them because of their social, racial, gender, or ethnic background.

Stephenson and her work have received numerous international honors. Each filmmaker in this year’s series has distributed her film through the feminist film collective New Day Films, which just marked its 40th anniversary. Formed in 1971 by a small group of independent filmmakers who could find no companies willing to distribute their feminist films, New Day was one of the first media collectives to self-distribute its work.

For more information about the 2011-2012 theater season and annual film series, visit the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies’ website, www.smcm.edu/tfms.