The Shape of Water

Published Coordinators - Mon, 06/11/2007 - 10:02pm

In an intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem, and Senegal (narrated by Susan Sarandon with introductory narration co-written by Edwidge Danticat) THE SHAPE OF WATER offers a close look at the far reaching and vibrant alternatives crafted by women in response to environmental degradation, archaic traditions, lack of economic independence and war.

The documentary weaves together the daily life stories of Khady, Bilkusben, Oraiza, Dona Antonia, and Gila who, through candor and humor, infuse their communities with a passion for change. The women:
spearhead rainforest preservation (women working as rubber-tappers in the Brazilian rainforest);
sustain a vast co-operative of rural women (India: SEWA: the largest trades union in the world with 700,000 members);
promote an end to female genital cutting (FGC) (Senegal: communities abandoning FGC);
strengthen opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine (Women in Black in Jerusalem);
maintain a farm, Navdanya (in the foothills of the Himalayas) to further economic independence and biodiversity by preserving women’s role as seed keepers.
By revealing the women’s revolutionary actions THE SHAPE OF WATER offers a unique view of the complex realities faced by these unsung visionaries creating a more just world.

When: Monday, July 30 @ 8 PM
Where: The Civic Media Center, 1021 W University Ave.
Call 352-373-0010 for more information.
Donations appreciated

Mon, 07/30/2007 - 7:00pm