Sun Valley’s Family of Woman Film Festival will partner with Boise State University to present two free screenings of its 2015 films.
The annual festival brings awareness issues confronting women and girls globally.
This year’s theme “Women and their Dreams” focuses the films by and about women on women who have taken control of their destinies.
The screenings will happen in conjunction with the festival in Sun Valley, which runs Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Sun Valley Opera House.
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Both screenings are at 6:30 p.m.
On Feb 25, you can see “Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars,” an Iranian documentary about young girl who dreams of becoming and astronaut. Barbara Morgan, former NASA astronaut and distinguished educator in residence at Boise State, and filmmaker Mona Rafatzadeh, will discuss the film following the screening.
On Feb. 27, see “The Supreme Price,” a Nigerian documentary about Hafsat Abiola who founded Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, a non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing the status and rights of Nigerian women and girls. Filmmaker Joanna Lipper will present the film and participate in a post-screening discussion. There's a possibility that Abiola will be in Boise but it depends on the political climate surrounding Nigeria's elections. Abiola’s father was Nigeria’s first democratically elected president. She was a college student in the U.S. when he was overthrown in a coup and her mother was assassinated while campaigning for his release. Her father mysteriously died in prison. She returned to Nigeria in 1999 after the transition from military dictatorship to civilian rule.