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Women on the Verge
A highlight of the festival, these beautifully crafted and insightful short films made by and about womxn reveal are a testament to the power and importance womxn’s stories to cultivate empathy and inspire change.
(Tessa Ribitsch,Portland, OR, 2017 10 min)
A young woman goes to the gynecologist to have an IUD inserted. But when this typically minor procedure begins to go wrong, her doctor’s medical sensitivity disappears off the table. Based on a true story.
(Theresa Warbus, Vancouver, BC, 2017,10 min)
Liya, a young Aboriginal woman, feels conflicted about her identity. This inner tension comes to a head when she is invited to a school party on the night of a big pow-wow and must choose between her social life and her traditional culture.
(Abbey Thompson, Vancouver WA, 2017, 10 min)
A desperate man takes his robot girlfriend to the woods to spend their last moments together.
(Emily Laue, Portland, OR, 2018, 18 min)
An independent woman is forced to confront her own vulnerabilities when a solitary hike takes a frightening turn.
(Danny Tayara, Seattle, WA, 2017, 3 min)
Jesse’s got a date, but it’s leak week… They can’t seem to catch a break.
Whiskey Skate Burger Swim
(Abbey Sacks, Kirkland, WA, 2018, 23 min)
A queer love story about two loners whose individual passions bring them together at a time when they both most need it.
(Yeni Sleidi, Seattle, WA, 2018, 7 min)
Lucia has to help her immigrant mother navigate life in a country where she barely speaks the language, but a violent burst of xenophobia demonstrates that daily struggles for an immigrant go far beyond wading through bureaucracy.
We Have Our Ways
(Dawn Jones Redstone, Portland, OR, 2017 16 min)
In a dystopian near-future, a young woman of color feels trapped in her job at a corporate healthcare call system. Called to action by the desperation of the people the corporation she works for is neglecting, she begins to look for ways to use her position to help people in need.