Gainesville Women's Liberation film series starts Sept. 27
September 1997

The Gainesville Women's Liberation film series starts Saturday, Sept. 27 with Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker, a documentary about the life and work of the Civil Rights Movement's Ella Baker, one of the mentors of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Films are shown every other Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Civic Media Center, 1021 W. Univ. Ave. Admission is $2.

Sat., Oct. 11: Norma Rae. Stars Sally Field as a textile worker who fights management and male chauvinism to lead a union drive at the textile plant which dominates her home town. Based on a true story.

Sat., Oct. 25: With A Vengeance. Documentary of the feminist struggle for abortion rights in the U.S., focussing on the 1960's to the 1990's. Interviews abortion rights pioneers Cindy Cisler, Rowena Gurner, Lana Clarke Phelan, Carol Downer and the Jane collective, with film of the 1989 abortion march in D.C.

Sat., Nov. 8: Women in Arms: The Nicaraguan Case. Documentary recounts "the active role of women in overthrowing the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua... "Women in Arms" suggests Nicaragua is way ahead of the 'technological leaders' in recognizing women as true equals." (Variety)

Sat., Nov. 22: Salt of the Earth. Tells the story of a Chicano miners strike in the American Southwest in the 50's, and the role of women in the fight. Initially banned in the U.S. because of its strong pro-worker message.

Sat., Dec. 6: Gainesville Feminists Speak Out. Videos of local feminist organizing.

For more information, call 378-5655

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