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A film screening in celebration of International Women's Day

Girls Rock!
A film screening in celebration of International Women's Day

Sunday 8 March, 7pm start
at 128 Abel-Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Entry by koha/donation
All proceeds will be donated to Wellington Rape Crisis and Women's Refuge

About the film:

“At Rock 'n' Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's OK to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100% okay to be exactly who you are." The girls have a week to select a band, an instrument they may have never played before, and write a song. In between, they are taught by indie rock chicks such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney various lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. At the end of the week, all the bands perform a concert for over 700 people. The film follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary.” (Hot Docs)

To see the trailer go to: http://www.girlsrockmovie.com/trailer.html

For more info contact: belladonna.blackheart@gmail.com

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p.s. All genders welcome to attend!