With the theme “Women and their Dreams” the Family of Woman Film Festival will screen an international selection of films by and about women who have taken control of their destinies Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Sun Valley Opera House.
Many of the screenings will be followed by discussions by the filmmakers and the people who are their subjects.
Peggy Elliott Goldwyn founded the festival in 2008 to bring awareness of the work of the United Nations Population Fund, which works to see that women and girls have access to reproductive health care, education and human rights. Goldwyn serves on the board of the Friends of United Nations Population Fund.
This year’s lineup — that is still in development — will include films from Brazil, Iran, India, Nigeria, Syria.
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The second annual Bonni Curran Memorial Lecture for the Health and Dignity of Women will preceded the festival on Feb. 24. Curran was a physician who lived in Ketchum but practiced internationally in developing countries. She also was a supporter of Family of Woman. The philanthropist and humanitarian was killed in 2013 when she lost control of her bicycle on Ketchum’s Main Street and fell into the path of a dump truck pulling a trailer.