Films to Enlighten and Empower

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:39 Written by  Danica Farley

Film is a powerful instrument for global awareness and social change. Thanks to KUED's Women and Girl's Lead series groundbreaking, enlightening movies are screened almost monthly in downtown Salt Lake City. The films explore crucial matters for women, their communities, and future reel at a time. Past screenings include a preview of the phenomenal series Half the Sky, Girl Model, Strong, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, and more.

On Nov. 14, be among the first to see Kind-hearted Woman—a "portrait of a Native American woman struggling between saving her family and risking it all to help her Indian community and abused women"—before it premieres on Frontline in spring 2013! A free screening will be this Wednesday at 7 PM; an engaging panel discussion will follow the film.

Where? In the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) auditorium, 20 South West Temple (conveniently located steps from a TRAX station and across the street from three parking garages). Plan to arrive early and check out the museum's four contemporary art exhibitions: Battleground States, "No chance to move backwards and see", ABRACADABRA, and Your Land/My Land: Election '12.

Upcoming films in the KUED Women and Girls Lead series for 2013 are Guilty Pleasures, The Day My God Died, The Light in Her Eyes, and more. For more information visit or

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