Athena Film Festival

Sunday, Mar 7, 2021

New York, NY 10001

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The Athena Film Festival (AFF) at Barnard College announced its opening night film and lineup of programming for the 2021 festival today. The 11th annual festival, a joint partnership between Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership and the initiative Women and Hollywood, will take place virtually from March 1st through March 31st. The annual festival includes film screenings, in-depth conversations with filmmakers and industry experts, a series of programs that support the pipeline of women creatives, and a wide variety of events focused on celebrating and amplifying the stories of bold, courageous women leaders.

AFF will open with the U.S. premiere of “BEANS”. The film, directed by Tracey Deer, stars up-and-coming actor Kiawentiio as Beans, a twelve-year-old Mohawk Girl torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence as she grapples with her experiences of community, activism, and racism during the Indigenous uprising of 1990 known as The Oka Crisis.

This year, AFF has curated a selection of films that react and respond to this challenging moment in time, including: Making it Happen: Women in STEM; Tear it Down: Dismantling White Supremacy; Discovery; A Look At Health; Resilience through Uncertainty; Imagining a New Future; Nothing About Us Without Us and Come As You Are. Full descriptions on the program areas

12:00 am
A Look At HealthShorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Coded Bias - Available March 1 -14

Come As You Are Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Discovery First Time Filmmakers Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Discovery Student Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Imagining a New Future Shorts - Available March 1 - 31

Making It Happen: Women in STEM Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Mama Gloria - Available March 1 -14

Meu Nome e Bagda (My Name is Baghdad) - Available March 1 -14

Nothing About Us Without Us Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Opening Film Beans - Available March 1 - 8

Picture a Scientist - Available March 1 -14

Resilience Through Uncertainty Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

Tear it Down: Dismantling White Supremacy Shorts Program - Available March 1 - 31

The Dilemma of Desire - Available March 1 -14

Reassembling Identity: Social Media and the Path to Self-Definition - Available March 3 - 31

Understanding Numeracy: Breaking Down Numbers to Break Up Oppression - Available March 5 - 31

Entertainment on Lockdown: How Covid Has Changed the Industry - Available March 6 - 31

How Women Athletes Are Leading the Way on Gender Equality and Racial Justice - Available March 6 - 31

My Name is Ada Hegerberg - Available March 6 -13

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