The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 94 minutes
Since the birth of our country, American women have fought for equality and representation. While women have made incredible strides, we still have a long way to go… especially when it comes to gender parity in politics. When compared with other parliamentary nations, the United States currently ranks 82nd in gender equality in our political representation. But things are starting to change. In 2016 the election of Donald Trump created an enormous backlash that inspired women throughout the country to get involved in politics and to get their names on ballots. REPRESENT follows three of these first-time female candidates as they run for election across the midwest: Myya Jones, a 22-year-old recent graduate running for mayor of Detroit; Julie Cho, a first generation Korean-American running for a state representative seat in Illinois; and Bryn Bird, a farmer in rural Ohio running for township trustee. While each of these women has different political platforms, their fight against the establishment is one in the same. An intimate documentary that follows Myya, Julie, and Bryn through their triumphs and failures, REPRESENT is a heartfelt story of democracy in action. — G.S.
Listen to the REPRESENT episode of CIFF Speaks here.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM ET
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM ET
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:05 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Women of the World