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2017-03-22

Ovarian Psycos, directed by Joanna Sokolowski et Kate Trumbull-LaValle (USA| 2016) at Films de Femmes in Créteil on March 18.

Ovarian Psycos, directed by Joanna Sokolowski et Kate Trumbull-LaValle (USA| 2016) at Films de Femmes in Créteil on March 18. The Youth Jury came on stage to award the prize at final ceremony. This film that was also shown to 100 high school students in the Créteil area with a lively debate afterwards.
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Members of the Ovarian Psycos will be in San Francisco on April 11 at City College of San Francisco for workshops and screening of the film.
"Ovarian Psycos - Documentary" is about a biking brigade composed on young women who ride to protest violence against the women in their community in East Los Angeles. The collective reveals personal testimony of growing up in East LA and the pressure put on them by families to conform. Biking is their way of showing solidarity with other women.
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Grand Jury Prize at Festival International de Films de Femmes in Créteil

The Grand Jury Prize at Festival International de Films de Femmes in Créteil went to "Lipstick under my Burkha", directed by Alankrita Shrivastava (India| 2016). The film was censored in her country Special Mention (Mention spéciale) went to "People That Are Not Me", directed by Hadas Ben Aroya (Israel | 2016). Ben Aroya is the producer of the film and the main character named Joy, which is about and herself and her friends in Tel Aviv that don’t fit into the usual categories – which she calls “non- Unicorns” leading “unauthentic lives”.
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Public Prize for best feature film (PRIX DU PUBLIC MEILLEUR LONG MÉTRAGE FICTION) at Créteil Films de Femmes

The Public Prize for best feature film (PRIX DU PUBLIC MEILLEUR LONG MÉTRAGE FICTION) at Créteil Films de Femmes went to "Sami Blood" (Sami Blood, Amanda Kernell , Suède, Danemark, Norvège | 2016) directed by Amanda Kernel. Kernel attended Danish Film School and is set in the 1930’s in Sweden. The Sami people, the indigenous people that live in Northern Scandinavian countries and coast of Russia, and their colonial appropriation to conform to the dominant culture. The Sami were not allowed to speak Sami in school and were often shamed. Shot in seven weeks it was usual for Kernel to have 13 takes for each of the scenes, primarily to make the film authentic for the Sami people.
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