The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to collaborate with the American Association of University Women Coastal Georgetown Branch and the League Of Women Voters® Of Sussex County to present the second annual Women’s Film Series. The focus of this monthly series is to inform, inspire, and empower audiences by exploring a range of women’s issues through the art of film.
The series kicks off on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm with the human rights documentary EQUAL MEANS EQUAL. This film is directed by award-winning filmmaker and internationally recognized political activist, Kamila Lopez. Billed as the definitive documentary on the status of women in America, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is Lopez’s seven year journey to learn why the Equal Rights Act (ERA) has never been passed. From the gender wage gap to sexual assault, from pregnancy discrimination to child sex-trafficking, Lopez reveals how present laws fail to protect women. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, she presents a compelling argument showing how ratification of the ERA would improve the everyday lives of women working and living in the US. In an August 4th interview when asked about the role of women, President Obama said, “That’s what twenty-first-century feminism is about: the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free.” [2016, USA, Runtime: 93 min]
A post film discussion will be led by Jessica Neuwirth. Ms. Neuwirth is the author of the book “Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment is Now.” Ms. Neuwirth is a national and international women’s rights attorney and activist. She is the President and Director of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality. She is also the Director of Donor Direct Action, and one of the founders of Equality Now. Ms. Neuwirth has worked for Amnesty International and for the United Nations - in the Office of Legal Affairs and as Director of the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms. Neuwirth has worked internationally to combat human trafficking and sexual violence. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in History from Yale University.
The Women’s Film Series greatly appreciates the financial support of Delaware ERANow in bringing Ms Neuwirth to this event. Delaware ERANow is committed to achieving equality between women and men under the law through passage, ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment
Admission is $9.00 per screening. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 645-9095. The screening will be held 7:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Lewes. Doors open at 6:30 pm.