Miss Tibet With Ebony Goddess (A Pow Fest Monthly Screening)

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Portland Women's Film Festival (aka POW Fest) says
What happens when beauty pageants are more than skin deep? Check out POWFest Monthly in July to find out!

EBONY GODDESS: QUEEN OF ILÊ AIYÊ (Carolina Moraes-Liu) follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is based on Afro-centric notions of beauty, in counterpoint to prevailing standards of beauty in Brazil, a country famous for slim supermodels and plastic surgery. Contestants for the title of Ebony Goddess dress in flowing African-style garments, gracefully performing traditional Afro-Brazilian dances to songs praising the beauty of black women.

MISS TIBET: BEAUTY IN EXILE (Norah Shapiro) follows Tibetan-American teen Tenzin Khecheo, as she travels to India to compete in this “pageant with a difference.” The pageant's maverick founder sees the pageant as a way for young Tibetan women to both immerse themselves in Tibetan culture and add their voices to the Free Tibet struggle using the pageant as an unlikely platform, while also bringing a bit of glamour into his corner of the world.

Show start at 7pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door for a sliding scale of $5-$10 at the door. Proceeds go to support POWFest's work supporting women filmmakers of all ages. For more details about POWFest please visit www.powfest.com.

No one turned away due to lack of funds.

All paying attendees will be entered into a drawing for fun prize packs courtesy of our sponsor New Belgium Brewing!

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POWFest Monthly is an extended festival dedicated to showcasing films directed by women. It provides year-round visibility to the wide range of high quality, thought-provoking films women create, and gives audiences an opportunity to interact with the filmmakers whenever possible. By doing so, POWFest Monthly supports the careers and leadership of women in film.

Screenings take place on the fourth Monday of every month at Clinton Street Theater and proceeds fund POWFest’s efforts to increase the number of women in leadership roles in media by providing resources, education and visibility.

For More information about POWMonthly please visit: powfest.com/powmonthly

For more information about Clinton Street Theater, please visit: cstpdx.com
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By: Portland Women's Film Festival (aka POW Fest)

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