Trashborn & From The Waste Up (A Pow Fest Reel Feminism Double Feature!)

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Portland Women's Film Festival (aka POW Fest) says
Reel Feminism is a monthly film series dedicated to showcasing films made by women. By showcasing these films, Reel Feminism shines a spotlight on stories and perspectives that are often overlooked or dismissed by the film industry. Screenings take place on the fourth Monday of every month at Clinton Street Theater and a portion of the proceeds are donated to community partners.

In April, we are bringing you an Earth Day Double Feature.

TRASHBORN (2014), directed by Isabelle Carbonel is a short length documentary which follows seven families of trash divers over four years on a garbage dump in the Dominican Republic, using the dump as a central meeting point of all seven stories. These trash divers build their houses from garbage, eat thrown away scraps, and make pennies by scavenging metal, plastic, cardboard, and glass and yet - they are still able to share their hopes, loves, and dreams. 30 minutes. (http://www.trashborn.com/)

FROM THE WASTE UP (2014) What's the problem with plastic?! Would it be worthwhile to try to live without it, and why? This documentary follows the lives of families in Vancouver, Canada as they attempt to live without plastic for one year. As the viewer is gently led through the problems of plastic, they are entertained by the pursuits of the plastic-free challengers...the youngest being a mere 4 years old. Witness the positive change that takes place- from some major growing pains to the final conclusions. This documentary does not preach; rather it provides multiple possible avenues of inspiration for everyone to reexamine their own disposable habits. 81 minutes. (http://fromthewasteupdoc.com/)

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5-$10. Any amount over $5 for each ticket will go directly to support Arisleyda, one of the women featured in Trashborn.

Doors open at 6:30pm and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

As a bonus: the first 30 people to arrive will be entered into a drawing for a POWFest Membership!

For more information please visit the Clinton Street Theater's website: http://cstpdx.com/show/reel-feminism-presents-environmental-double-feature
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By: Portland Women's Film Festival (aka POW Fest)

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