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  • rachel mercy
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      > >
      > > CALLING FOR FILM SUBMISSIONS
      > > from Queer Women of Color Filmmakers for
      > >
      > > "LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS"
      > > 3rd annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
      > >
      > > As queer women of color, loving each other is a
      > > political act. Not just in the act of love, but in
      > > the
      > > ways that we take up our positions and fight as
      > > warriors for our revolution. Our cameras act as
      > > swords - as we give image to a way of loving,
      > > being, and engaging with each other that allows
      > > for us to all be human.
      > >
      > > This year's theme "Loving in the War Years," a
      > > reference to Cherríe Moraga's collection of
      > > writings,
      > > is an invitation to think about issues of war,
      > love,
      > >
      > > resistance through the lens of the camera.
      > >
      > > ". But immediately I understand that we must, at
      > > all costs, remain with each other. Even unto
      > death.
      > > That it is our being together that makes the pain,
      >
      > > even our dying, human."
      > > ~ Loving in the War Years: lo que nunca pasó por
      > > sus labios, Cherríe Moraga (1983).
      > >
      > > What wars? Transnational wars, wars for power,
      > oil,
      > > land and resources, drug wars, wars on
      > "terrorism,"
      > > wars on people's movement throughout the world,
      > > wars within and against our bodies, wars in our
      > > communities, the war on immigrants, queer people,
      > > homeless people, people of color in general and
      > > youth of color in particular. As queer women of
      > > color,
      > > what wars are we seeing and what are our
      > > responses? How do we continue to love, how
      > > MUST we continue to love, and sustain ourselves,
      > > throughout these war years?
      > >
      > > "Loving in the War Years" will screen as part of
      > the
      > >
      > > 3rd annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival to
      > be
      > > held in June 2007 at Brava Theatre in San
      > Francisco.
      > >
      > >
      > > Mission: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
      > > (QWOCMAP) promotes the creation and exhibition of
      > > films and videos that increase the visibility of
      > > queer
      > > women of color, reflect our life stories, and
      > > address
      > > the vital social justice issues that concern our
      > > community.
      > >
      > >
      > > In search of solidarity,
      > >
      > > Roiya Zara Said (roiyachi@...)
      > > Monica Enriquez (mpenriquez2003@...)
      > >
      > > ========
      > >
      > > SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - "LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS"
      > >
      > > 1. Films must be made by queer women of color.
      > > 2. Complete the Participant Information Sheet
      > below.
      > >
      > > 3. Submit a VHS (NTSC) or DVD (Region 1) preview
      > > copy
      > > of your film/video. These items will be archived
      > and
      > >
      > > will not be returned.
      > > 4. Final exhibition format must be in Mini-DV.
      > >
      > >
      > > DEADLINE: November 15th, 2006 (postmarked)
      > >
      > > Address for Submissions:
      > > "Loving in the War Years"
      > > c/o Monica Enriquez
      > > 148 Park Place, Apartment A,
      > > Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      > > U.S.A.
      > >
      > > ========
      > >
      > > PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET
      > >
      > > Please attach this form with the preview copy of
      > > your
      > > film, along with any other promotional materials.
      > >
      > > Name:
      > >
      > > Race/Ethnicity/Nationality:
      > >
      > > Gender Identification:
      > >
      > > Sexual Orientation:
      > >
      > > Mailing Address:
      > >
      > > E-mail:
      > >
      > > Phone #:
      > >
      > >
      > > 1. Title of Film and Duration
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 2. Synopsis (description) of Film
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 3. How do you envision your film fitting within
      > the
      > > context of the theme "Loving in the War Years"?
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 4. Short Biography about yourself
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 5. Training and/or Experience (attach CV or press
      > > kit
      > > if available):
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 6. Would you be willing to discuss your work on a
      > > Q/A panel? (Yes / No)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Contact:
      > > Roiya Zara Said (roiyachi@...)
      > > Monica Enriquez (mpenriquez2003@...)
      > >
      > > "Loving in the War Years"
      > > 3rd annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
      >
      >


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