The Zonta Film Festival makes its return this week, working to empower women and showcase their work .
Brenda Graham is a co-host of the festival and told 570 NEWS that the festival is more than just film viewings.
“Zonta is all about advocacy and empowering women through service,” said Graham. “To have a film festival where all the films are about women, and they are produced by film makers — whether it’s a female director, a female writer or producer — what we’re trying to show is that women can do anything they put their minds to.”
Graham also said the festival is about more than the film medium.
“When you hear women being interviewed who hold a professional position, there’s often more challenges when you’re a woman,” explained Graham. “As women, we can do anything we want. If we continue to showcase them and empower them, and show them what life is like around the world for all women, then we can make it a better place. That’s what Zonta is really all about.”
Zonta has 30,000 members worldwide in 62 countries.
The festival is on for four days at the Princess Twin Cinema in Uptown Waterloo starting on Wednesday, with an opening reception that everyone is welcome to attend.
You can find the full line-up and ticket details here.
With files from Ariel Deutschmann