***A Cowichan Valley International Women’s Day Festival event***
Join our community of big-hearted, socially and environmentally activated folks for a movie meetup. This is our chance to watch an acclaimed documentary and have some good solid conversation about the film and the issues that matter. Meet new people and see familiar faces every first and third Friday of the month.
Bring your reusable cup for tea. Popcorn will be served.
Doors at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Stick around for conversation after.
This week, as part of the month-long Cowichan Valley International Women’s Day Festival program, we’ll screen the 1980 documentary A Wives’ Tale, which tells the story of how a bitter 9-month workers strike in an Ontario mining town transforms a community of women – and their families. Captured around kitchen tables, at labor meetings and chanting in picket lines, the women we meet become radicalized as they leave their traditional roles as housewives to become the breadwinners and strike organizers. Filmmakers Sophie Bissonnette, Martin Duckworth and Joyce Rock worked and lived among the women and their husbands for several months, and the result is an insider look at the making of a feminist insurgency that is warm, nuanced and wonderfully human.