Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009: 6:30 PM at Women's Building

On this evening, SFWFF honors Lourdes Portillo with a festival Tribute Award for her many achievements and contributions to independent cinema. We will screen her film entitled Senorita Extraviada/Missing Young Woman. Senorita Extraviada/Missing Young Woman tells the haunting story of the more than 350 kidnapped, raped and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico. Visually poetic, yet unflinching in its gaze, this compelling investigation unravels the layers of complicity that has allowed for the brutal murders of women living along the Mexico-U.S. border. In the midst of Juarez's international mystique and high profile job market, there exists a murky history of grossly under-reported human rights abuses and violence against women. The climate of violence and impunity continues to grow, and the murders of women continue to this day. Relying on what Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources the testimonies of the families of the victims. The film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy. Film screening with special guest Lourdes Portillo starts at 8:00 PM.

Join us at our networking reception and live performance by Lit by Lightning before film screening at 6:30 PM.

Admission: $15 Advance, $20 Door. To purchase tickets in advance go to:

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