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Women & Film Screening at Shuga's closes Women's History Month

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Women & Film Screening, March 29, 9 p.m., Shuga’s, 702 S. Cascade Ave., facebook.com/Cinemaholix. - HOLLY MORRIS
  • Holly Morris
  • Women & Film Screening, March 29, 9 p.m., Shuga’s, 702 S. Cascade Ave., facebook.com/Cinemaholix.
Women’s History Month draws to a close this week, and it’s been heartening to see the ways in which it has been honored in the community. From portrait exhibits to stage plays, we’ve embraced the contributions of women, and enjoyed their art, literature and insight. Tonight, close out the month with a Cinamaholix screening of two woman-made films, thematically tied to the Soviet Union. Cinamaholix, a weekly film showcase at Shuga’s, will be showing Nikita Kino and The Babushkas of Chernobyl. Nikita Kino, a 40-minute short, explores Soviet Russia through the lived experiences of filmmaker Vivian Ostrovsky, using found family footage and Soviet propaganda to create a kind of film collage of the times. The Babushkas of Chernobyl, created by Holly Morris, takes a look at the women who refused to leave Chernobyl after the radioactive disaster that decimated their community. Both films offer a unique perspective on historical events so often told through a patriarchal lens.

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