In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021 and Womens History Month during the month of March, the Forum for Cultural Engagement, the United States Embassy and the American Center in Moscow will launch Frame Work, a six-part screening series featuring short films by Russian and American women filmmakers with a post-screening discussion facilitated by a moderator with the two filmmakers. Translation will be provided.
The screenings present unique pairings of films by Russian and American women filmmakers showcasing diverse narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation films. The moderators facilitating the discussion with the filmmakers include film scholars, film writers and critics and literary writers.
Frame Work is an initiative of the Forum for Cultural Engagement, curated by Cynthia Madansky.
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM Moscow time
(18+) Vera by Yana Sariadi, 2014, 21 min.: Vera, 17-year-old, is left in the hospital to look after her sick grandmother. Facing such responsibility Vera seeks support from her new acquaintance.
(18+) Yáátééh Abiní by Morningstar Angeline, 2019, 13 min.: Yá’át’ééh Abiní (Navajo) Good Morning (English) - Haunted by her father’s death from a global virus that has ravaged her native Navajo Nation, and now under constant surveillance from an unknown military, Crystal must learn to embrace her visions, memories, and dreams in order to both survive and rediscover what may be left of the world.*This film was filmed pre-COVID19.
Moderator for post-screening discussion: Maria Kuvshinova, a Russian journalist and film critic.
The event is hosted in English on the AMC Facebook page on April 5 at 6:00pm Moscow time: https://www.facebook.com/acmoscow/ You can register below and leave your valid email address to receive a reminder 30 minutes before the online event starts. To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.