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DETROIT WOMEN OF COLOR, INC

LIFTING THE VOICES OF BLACK AND BROWN
GIRLS AND WOMEN THROUGH FILM

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The Detroit Women of Color, Inc. distinguishes itself from other local film festivals and programs that strictly focus on entertainment.  Thousands of people have attended DWC, Inc. film programs, presentations, and festivals since 2004.

Welcome to the Detroit Women of Color, Incorporated website!  We are committed to integrating
film and social justice to offer a fresh lens; highlighting the beauty, strength, resilience,
and truth of Black and Brown girls and women.

About Us

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Since 2004, Detroit Women of Color, Inc. has used film to lift the stories of girls and women of color.  We are committed to integrating film and social justice to offer a fresh lens, highlighting the beauty, strength, resilience, and truth of girls and women of color. We produce the critically acclaimed Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival.  

We Resist by Telling Our Stories

PROGRAMS

Figure out what you need to do to be the heroine of your own story. ~ Ava DuVernay


Since 2004, the Detroit Women of Color, Inc. has distinguished itself from other local film festivals and programs through a focus on independent films that highlight the voices of girls, women, and people of color. We produced the Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival, the Sacred Waters Spirituality Film Festival, the 3Rs Progressive Film Festival, and the United States Social Forum Film Festival.  In 2019 our critically acclaimed Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival returned. 
 

Detroit Women of Color
International Film Festival

April 13-14, 2007

The critically acclaimed Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival premiered in 2007 at the beautiful Johanson Charles Art Gallery to a packed house. We successfully produced the first film festival in Michigan featuring films by or about girls and women of color. 

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FILM FESTIVALS

Current Projects

THROUGH THE LENSES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Stay up to date about the work that we do and ways you can get involved by following us here. 
We also share resources and film industry news on this page.

Change is Reel Film Lab Training in Columbus, Ohio with filmmaker and educator, Celia P. Peters. 

We did it!!  Thank you for your work at the Fourth Annual Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival.  Despite the challenges we faced with the venue, we maintained our dignity and honored this opportunity with exceptional independent films.  Please review the information below to learn about upcoming projects and past events. 

CHANGE IS REEL

 

DWC, Inc. will showcase the film PUSHOUT at Detroit School of the Arts, Alkebu-Lan Village, and The Barack Obama Academy of Math and Science.  Each show will include a discussion focused on the resilience of Black girls and self-facilitated Love Stations featuring healing exercises. 

DWC FILM SERIES

 

DWC, Inc. will host the Detroit Women of Color International Film Series during the month of March. March is the National Women’s History Month. We are featuring the films from the Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival.  

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Girls and Women
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Please help us to use film as a tool to empower girls and women of color to change their lives and benefit our community.