Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery
40 E. Anapamu St.Santa Barbara California 93101
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 at 6:00 P.M. Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery
Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee will host a community screening of the award-winning documentary film Little Stones, which follows Brazilian graffiti artist Panmela Castro, Senegalese rap-singer Sister Fa, Indian dance therapist Sohini Chakraborty, and fashion designer Anna Taylor as they use their art to combat violence against women and to empower women and girls globally.
The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara joins other local organizations in supporting the event. LWV volunteers will also have a voter registration/information table there.
Directed and produced by EMMY® Award-winning filmmaker Sophia Kruz, Little Stones was filmed in Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, Germany, India and USA. The film won Best Foreign Documentary at the Female Eye Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Vail Film Festival, and an Award of Excellence from the Impact Docs Awards. A short discussion will follow the screening. Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee is thrilled to host this community screening of Little Stones. As SBWPC President Catherine Swysen explains:
"Recent political events such as the 2016 election have galvanized women throughout the United States and has created a grass roots movement of social resistance. We need to channel this energy and translate it into votes. This is the only way forward. There are many ways to do this. Art is one of the platforms which we can use to influence equal rights."
The film's title comes from suffragist and women's rights activist Alice Paul's 1974 quote, "I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone." According to director Sophia Kruz,“The sentiment, that we all have a role to play in the global fight for equal rights, to me perfectly encapsulated the work of each artist featured in the documentary, and my own goals for LITTLE STONES. I hope the documentary encourages creative dialogue and expression around issues of global gender based violence, and that through Driftseed, the 501c3 non-profit organization which Singh and I founded during production, we will continue to grow the mosaic of the women’s movement, stone by stone.”
Watch the Little Stones trailer:https://vimeo.com/187500137