Edmonton International Women's Film Festival

The Edmonton International Women's Film Fest (EIWFF) is in its second year running (with new name) at Metro Cinema. Coinciding with International Women's Day, it is a multi-day event that uses film, panels, presenters, music, authors and art to engage all in conversations about the wellbeing and advancement of women and girls in Edmonton and around the world. This year's theme is Women and Politics.

Festival pass: $20.

FILM ARTICLE: “Brewer hopes to progress not just the status of women in politics, but the status of political discourse in general.” – Vue Weekly

Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?

  • Mar 26 (2017) @ 2pm

Heather Arnet's grandmother Vivian is the daughter of an American suffragist. Inspired by her grandmother's hopes, other countries successes, and the failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton, Arnet travels to Brazil to explore how so many other countries have elected female presidents before the United States.

Kim Campbell: Through the Looking Glass

  • Mar 15 (2017) @ 7pm

This feature documentary is a portrait of Kim Campbell, who won the Tory leadership after Brian Mulroney's resignation and became Canada's nineteenth prime minister in 1993.

The Contender

  • Mar 8 (2017) @ 7pm

A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder.

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