AWI Voices With Impact presents: It Starts Out Fun, So You Do It Again
Facilitated by Beth Killian
- Bloom by Asha Alaji-Sharif
- Save The Queen by 1990’s Chris and Lucie Rachel
Humans seek connection, community, and social belonging. This may include cultural or geographic expectations around drinking and/or substance use. Through the modalities of spoken word and documentary filmmaking, we will explore the fine line between “okay” and “not okay” with regard to alcohol use, and how the films “Bloom” and “Save The Queen” employ narrative and artistic techniques to capture this ambiguity. Together with creators Asha Alaji-Sharif, 1990s Chris, and Lucie Rachel, we will examine the influences of shame and societal norms, while considering the question: Who decides when an action or activity moves from acceptable to unacceptable, and for whom?
Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!
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