The Smithsonian American Art Museum is presenting its third annual Women Filmmakers Festival exclusively online. The festival runs from March 1-21, in honor of Women’s History Month, and is supported by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. With on-demand video screenings and live programming, this festival highlights a different, singularly-inspiring artist each week.
The festival, organized around the theme of “Her History Lessons,” features filmmakers who create works that look to the past for insights into today’s urgent issues. Considering the momentous events of 2020, the selected videos reflect on colonial histories and the growing climate crisis; legacies of artists, activists, and state repression; and more than a century of pandemics tied to social upheavals.
Featured artists include:
Streaming Available March 1-7
Streaming Available March 8-14
Streaming Available March 15-21