Women's Voices on Screen - The Oppressions of Tradition: Breaking Free


"The Oppressions of Tradition: Breaking Free" will feature a selection of shorts exploring the myriad ways tradition can restrict and undermine women's movement, value, and livelihood -- and how women challenge these norms on the path to self-actualization all over the world, every day.


Moderated by WVN Program Director Leila Jarman, Women's Voices Now is excited to introduce a special guest who will be our evening's discussant:

Emma Nesper Holm is the Acting Associate Director for American Jewish World Service (AJWS) in Southern California, where she stewards major donors and produces events to mobilize supporters to promote human rights and end poverty in developing countries. For the five years before she joined AJWS, Emma developed policy and public health communications to expand access to maternal health medicines in developing countries with Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI). While pursuing her master’s degree in African Studies at UCLA, Emma worked for the Globalization Research Center-Africa and served as co-chair of the African Activist Association. She also interned for Human Rights Watch’s Student Task Force in Los Angeles and Tostan, an AJWS grantee in Senegal committed to a human rights-based approach to sustainable development. Emma holds a bachelor’s in anthropology and journalism and mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is highly proficient in French, and has limited working proficiency in Wolof and elementary proficiency in Yoruba.


Featured Short Films for the Evening:

Male and Female | Egypt | 2010

Jazbaa: A Strong Will | India | 2010

Voices of the Forest: Thailand | Thailand/USA | 2015 

Avant Propos | Tunisia | 2007

On the Road: Khushi’s Story | India | 2016 




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7:30pm reception, 8:00pm screening


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Co-presented by WOMEN'S VOICES NOW + VENICE ARTS, "Women's Voices on Screen" is a monthly film screening and discussion series sparking discovery and understanding of the the fight for women's rights championed by filmmakers and activists worldwide.

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October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Venice Arts
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
United States
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