Film Screening

Special Guest and movie screening at 4th Edition of Womensconf!
We are proud to introduce movie producer Tamara Perkins and her movie "Clarissa’s Battle" who will join us in Dublin!
You will have an incredible time meeting this human rights activist and hearing the challenges that women face in the USA.

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Tamara Perkins (Director | Producer | Writer) is an award-winning filmmaker focused on stories that inspire transformative change through dialogue, healing and advocacy through her company Apple of Discord ProductionsPerkins' films Life After Life (2018), Rebound (2021), and Clarissa’s Battle (2022) were each inspired by a personal connection to the subject matter and provide an often overlooked proximity in storytelling. She was awarded the 2022 Stowe Story Fellowship for SARA — a feature-length speculative fiction script that melds present day social, moral, and ethical questions with a Queer Woman-driven SciFi thriller. As a speaker, Perkins’ repertoire spans filmmaking to prison reform and human rights. Her work has connected media, activism and healing through programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project -- which trained justice impacted youth and system involved men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation.

About Movie

Single mother and activist Clarissa Doutherd is working tirelessly to build a powerful coalition. The coalition’s goal is to make local, state and national leaders understand a desperate need shared by families, parents and children across the country, from low-income to middle. It’s a need many families don’t have in the United States; but for those who do, it is crucial. Clarissa’s ambition is to make their voices heard loudly, plainly, and their desperation made clear. 

What these families need is simple on the surface: child care and early education funds. Enough to allow parents to continue to work. Enough to keep families off the streets. Enough to give their children a chance at a productive, successful future. Providing these funds would benefit every citizen in every community – so why do people fight so hard to prevent it?CLARISSA’S BATTLE is about more than a movement. It’s about the tenacity of a woman who experienced the shock of financial insecurity after the birth of her son, and her determination to stop it from happening to anyone else. It’s about the struggle experienced by millions of families unseen and unspoken of by their communities. It is about what happens when a woman rises to grasp her power and says, “Enough.”

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Cast

Clarissa Doutherd (Protagonist, Advisor) is the executive director of Parent Voices Oakland, a chapter of Parent Voices California. Clarissa has been a strong advocate for mothers like herself who were caught in the crosshairs of ineffective public policy. As a collaborative movement builder, Clarissa has forged deep partnerships with large local government agencies including the Alameda County Social Services Agency, Public Health, and Behavioral Health Services. After stepping into leadership as the co-chair on the Alameda County Early Childhood Policy Committee with First 5 of Alameda County, Clarissa led efforts to refocus the group to become a cross-sector collaborative, connecting community-based organizations, parents and service providers to advance innovative strategies for county-wide system change. As a leader and mentor, Clarissa works to elevate parent leadership in public policy.

Special Guest and movie screening at 3rd Edition of Womensconf!
We are proud to introduce movie director Lisa Molomot and her movie "SOLEDAD" who will join us in Oxford!

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About Movie

SOLEDAD Documentary Screening Followed by a Q&A with Director, Lisa Molomot

SOLEDAD tells the story of a woman from Central America who fled gang violence and torture to seek asylum in the U.S., only to find herself imprisoned at the Eloy Detention Center. Soledad and a team of women join forces to win her asylum case.

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Ms. Lisa Molomot

Documentary Filmmaker and Educator, USA

Lisa Molomot has produced and directed documentaries about the American Southwest in recent years including The Cleaners, Missing in Brooks County and Soledad. She has also focused on stories about education. Her hugely popular film School’s Out has been an integral part of the movement for providing outdoor education for young children, and her recent short film Teaching in Arizona is an inside look at the teaching crisis in that state. Lisa teaches documentary filmmaking in the Human Rights Practice Program and the Undergraduate Law Major at the University of Arizona. I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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