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51fest helps women tell ‘remarkable and often untold’ stories

51fest’s first-ever run took place July 18-21 at the IFC Center. The festival aligned with a heatwave, but nonetheless, people lined up enthusiastically in anticipation. Partnering with Women in the World and IFC Center, 51fest is a festival centered on women filmmakers. According to their mission statement, Women make up more than half of [the] population, and 51Fest puts women where they belong: at the center of the story.”read more.


‘For Sama’ director gives call to action at 51Fest

Last weekend, For Sama screened at the IFC Center in 51/Fest, a new film festival by and about women, celebrating the female majority in front of and behind the camera. The riveting documentary is about director Waad Al-Khateab’s journey through motherhood while living through the siege of Aleppo. The screening included a Q&A with Al-Khateab, co-director Edward Watts, and Waad’s husband, Hamza Al-Khateab, moderated by journalist Anne more.