November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
Red and white wine courtesy of Oliver McCrum Wines
We Women Warriors
Directed by Nicole Karsin
Nicole Karsin’s brave film reveals the lives and work of three remarkable native women in Colombia: Doris Puchana, a young mother who governs a vulnerable Awá population caught in a drug war; Ludis Rodriguez, a spunky Kankuamo widow who is framed and captured on false charges of rebellion; and Flor Ilva Trochez the first female Nasa governor of Jambaló, who leads a pacific movement to dismantle police barracks that endanger civilians.
“We Women Warriors” follows these three women as they assert and defend the autonomy of their people amid ongoing warfare. At the same, the film bears witness to human rights abuses, while offering stories of hope, unshakeable courage and faith in indigenous culture.
Moderator: Charlotte Buchen
Charlotte Buchen has shot and produced independent documentaries and television news stories for outlets including Current TV, The New York Times, and Newsweek.com. Her feature films include “The Education of Shelby Knox,” as associate producer, and “All The Way Home,” which she co-directed and produced. She currently works as a producer and outreach coordinator for FRONTLINE/World.