The Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-sponsor the West Hollywood City Council and the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board for an empowering and inspirational event commemorating the 95th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The celebration will feature an address by special guest speakers Gloria Allred, Attorney, Women’s and Civil Rights Activist and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldenberg (AM&G) and Lisa Bloom, Attorney, NBC News Legal Analyst, and founding partner of The Bloom Firm. The event will also include featured video shorts, a raffle, and an interactive photobooth and be followed by a reception. The Women’s Film Institute is proud to co-present the following short films at the event:
Syria: Brides of Peace – In the early days of Syria’s uprising, sisters Kinda and Lubna Zaour walked through the main souk in Damascus dressed as brides, a symbol of love, and carried banners calling for peace. They were arrested almost immediately. Upon their release, each sister became a bride once again under circumstances that also called for tremendous bravery: in the midst of a sectarian war and despite death threats from their extended family, both married outside of their religion.
‘Miss Todd‘ is a short, animated musical about the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane, made at the National Film and Television School, England.
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Register Now: http://conta.cc/1HEOShy