The Family of Woman Film Festival was launched in 2007 by Friends of UNFPA Board Member, Peggy Elliott Goldwyn, in Sun Valley, to bring attention to the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The first year, four films were presented highlighting the status of women in the developing world.
The festival has grown to include five films, both drama and documentary, along with guest speakers from UNFPA, who give free lectures to the public through the sponsorship of The Ketchum Community Library, as well as visits to local schools along with guest film-makers. Other local collaborators include The Community School, The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence, The Wood River Religious Leadership Council, and St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation.
As well as the main Festival, other films have been presented as special events and a photographic exhibit by local women photographers of women and children in the developing world was presented, from which a series of note cards were developed to benefit UNFPA.
The 6th Annual Family of Woman Film Festival, in support of the United Nations Population Fund. 5 films will be presented at the Sun Valley Opera House. Doumentaries and dramas from around the world illustrating the status of women. Evenings at 7 PM. Matinees at 3 PM.
The Family of Woman Film Festival will present five feature length films, both documentaries and dramas, highlighting the condition of women in the countries UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) serves in developing nations and Eastern Europe.
Friday, March 2, 7pm
Saturday, March 3, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, March 4, 3pm & 7pm
Filmmakers will be present to answer questions after each film.
Tickets are $15 per film, and $60 for all five films.
Tickets may be purchased at Chapter One Bookstore and Iconoclast Books two weeks prior to the festival and will also be available at the box office on performance days.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.