The Hand that Rocks the Camera Rules the World
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
September 27-28, 2019
Our critically acclaimed Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival showcases high-quality film screenings featuring award-winning films by or about Black and Brown girls and women around the world. We are the first woman of color centered film festival in the state of Michigan. Over 5,000 people have attended or participated in DWC, Inc. film programs, presentations, and festivals since 2004. Our intergenerational diverse audiences include all racial, ethnic, spiritual, and economic backgrounds from Michigan, throughout the United States, and Canada.
Executive Producer: Thandie Newton
Directed by: Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp
77 minutes | Animation|
October 10, 2018
A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. Awards: Grand Jury Award Best Documentary - LA Film Festival; Jury Award for Artistic Bravery - Durban International Film Festival
GIRLS RULE THE WORLD
The Detroit Women of Color, Inc. will provide transportation and special programming for seventy-five low-income high school-aged girls of color in Metro Detroit with limited exposure to cultural programming reflecting them to attend the Fourth Annual Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival. The DWC, Inc. is committed to providing opportunity, training, and support for Black and Brown girls in Metro Detroit to break through the barriers of oppression to acknowledge the leadership, beauty, and voices of girls and women of color.
The Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival is a success because of the support of the community. We need pages to list all the wonderful people and business who have assisted us. We sincerely thank you for your kindness, patience, and generosity.
This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities,an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.