Film Festival Focuses On Women’S Rights

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The Payson chapter of Amnesty International on Saturday, April 27 will sponsor a film festival on women’s rights to highlight discrimination, poverty and violence involving women.

Amnesty International has teamed up with other groups including the Zane Grey Soroptimist, Mogollon Health Alliance and Time Out Shelter to present their first women’s film festival from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St.

The film shorts and documentaries will cover a range of issues that affect women and girls across the U.S. and the globe.

“It Only Takes A Girl” and supportive documentary excerpts will honor Malala Yousafzai’s and other women and children’s battle to have access to education in Pakistan; a segment from “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on the global atrocity of human sex trafficking; a segment from “No Woman No Cry” that examines the more than 500,000 deaths during pregnancy each year; “MissRepresentation,” a documentary about the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America; and “From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women,” about gender-based violence.

The event is open to men and women, is free of charge with donations being accepted to support ongoing human rights work in Payson and around the world.

For more information, contact Penny at (928) 978-1268 / paysonamnesty@gmail.com.

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