International Woman’s Day Film Festival – Dublin ~ 8th March 2012

2 March 2012 at 7:09 pm

In association with Concern Worldwide, Hot Press and the Light House Cinema

Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian agency, Hot Press and the Light House cinema are teaming up to co-host the first-ever International Women’s Day Film Festival at the Smithfield venue on March 8th.

The schedule includes box-office hits and award-winning films such as His & Hers, As If I Am Not There, Music By Prudence, Oranges and Sunshine, and The White Dress. The event starts at 4.40pm and runs until 10.30pm.

4.40 pm: The White Dress
The white dress is the story of a little girl on her communion day but unlike other little girls she is making her communion all on her own

4.50 pm: Video on International Woman’s Day – facts & figures

5.00 pm: Oranges and Sunshine
Starring Emily Watson as Margaret Humphreys, the British social worker who brought a shameful secret to world attention in the late ‘80s, Oranges and Sunshine tells the true story of hundreds of thousands of children who were deported to Australia in the 1940s and 1950s by the British government, and the struggle of one woman to reclaim their identity.

6.30 pm: Music by Prudence
This Oscar winning documentary has received an amazing response from press and audiences all across the world.
Music by Prudence tells a self-empowering story of one young woman’s struggle who, together with her band, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds and, in her own voice conveys to the world that disability does not mean inability.

7.00 pm: As If I Am Not There
‘As If I Am Not There’ is a story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things.
Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life.

8.40 pm: Q&A session

9.00 pm: Video on International Woman’s Day – facts & figures

9.10 pm: His & Hers
“A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a woman’s relationships with the men in her life—father, boyfriend, husband, son.
His & Hers is an enchanting and affectionate appreciation for woman in all her versatility.

Tickets are available from the Light House cinema box office at a cost of €20 for a daily ticket or €9 per feature film and 50% of the proceeds will go towards Women of Concern, supporting women’s projects in Bangladesh.

Visit or call Concern on 01 417 8064 for more information on this event and on Concern’s other International Women’s Day events on March 8th – see also:

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