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Women in Film Festival March 8 marks International Women’s Day

MUSKOKA: The 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Inspiring Change’.  In honour of International Women’s Day, YWCA Muskoka, Reel Alternatives Huntsville, Spinning Reels and Fine Films Gravenhurst are pleased to present the Fourth Annual Women in Film Festival on March 8, 2014 at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge. 

2014 women in film festival (Small)This year’s Muskoka-wide collaborative Women in Film Festival addresses this theme by bringing together films about ‘Grandmothers’.  The evening will include screenings of two short films: AfriGrand Caravan, a short film by the Stephen Lewis Foundation following the Grandmothers2Grandmothers trip across Canada;  and When I was Young and in My Prime, a short film co-directed by J. L. Munce and Laura Nundin based on the Trillium award winning novel by Alayna Munce of Huntsville. The Award winning feature film (90 minutes) For the Next 7 Generations: 18 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works promises to bring home a global perspective on peace and role of women.  

About For the Next 7 Generations: 

Brought together by a common vision of peace, thirteen tribal elders, all grandmothers from across the globe, travel to eight different countries to share one powerful message of hope.

Five years in the making and shot on location from the remote villages of the Amazon to the steps of the Vatican, this award-winning film follows these amazing women as they face a world in crisis.  Produced and directed by Emmy & Peabody Award-winning Carole Hart and Bruce Hart (Sesame Street, Free To Be…You and Me) and narrated by Ashley Judd, For the Next 7 Generations weaves a beautiful tapestry of tribal traditions and hope for the future.  Watch and be inspired by their bravery, audacity, and wisdom. 

For more information on For the Next 7 Generations, including the film trailer, screening dates, DVD sales & more, please visit and to support the Grandmothers mission, please visit 

Doors will open at 6:30 for general seating with films running 7 to 9:40 pm.  Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided at intermission by Vanessa’s Kitchen.

For more information about the Women in Film Festival, please contact: Hannah Lin at YWCA Muskoka: 705-645-9827 or

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