Speakers relating to: Storytelling
Women's Stories Are Missing
Stories about women don't sell for as much money, don't get made as often, and don't win big awards, whether books, film, or TV. Women’s voices are not being heard. This matters. Women are more than half our culture. If half the adults in our culture have no voice, half the world’s experience is not being attended to, learnt from, or built upon. Award-winning author Nicola Griffith talks about the missing half of humanity.
Exploring Intersecting Identities Through Story
Eliaichi Kimaro initially went to Tanzania to document her family’s stories and her father’s tribal culture. But when she sat down with her Aunts, she unearthed stories about surviving violence that her Aunts never even shared with each other. The dialogue that began in a hut on Mt Kilimanjaro evolved into a documentary that is transforming the lives of viewers halfway around the world.
Reflections on Resistance:
Dignity in the Face of Atrocity
Jen Marlowe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author, playwright and human rights activist. Through film, writing, theatre and other artistic platforms, Jen seeks to share the resilience and courage of those who have been marginalized and oppressed and are choosing resistance with nonviolence, humanity and dignity.
The Art of Community
Strong communities help people support on another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. But what defines a community and how is community changing in America?