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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.  


A film by Monique W. Morris and Jacoba Atlas


90 minutes


"PUSHOUT" is a feature length film confronting the criminalization and miseducation of African American girls that has led to their alarming high school dropout rate and increase into the juvenile justice system.


Friday, September 27, 2019 

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival will open with the film PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls In Schools on opening night on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.   Followed by a Q&A on the adultification of Black girls, the school to prison pipeline and its impact on Black and Brown girls. 



Saturday, September 28

7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

SHIELD is premiering at the Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival on Saturday, September 28th at 7:00 pm.  There will be an interview with director, Danielle Eliska Lyle following the feature.

Shield director and Detroit native, Danielle Eliska Lyle is the founder and COC of MERAKI society, a multimedia production house committed to telling stories about powerful women, the Black Diaspora and Black Culture.





$25 -$28


Featuring unique and diverse local merchandise.

Deliciously decadent refreshments available for sale.


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