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November 9, 2012 

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy continues to be felt throughout the Northeast. WMM would like to thank the first responders and all those who have come together to help rebuild lives shattered. In honor of these awe-inspiring women and men, we are pleased to offer our institutional customers* a special savings of 25% off the list price for a selection of our films that portray some everyday heroes who live inspirational lives.




"Recommended...insightful and a good resource." Booklist

For 30 years, this elite all-female Native American firefighter crew has protected their reservation from fire and also responded to wildfires around the nation. 


List Price: $295.00 | Sale Price: $221.25




"Recommended...." Educational Media Reviews Online

Explores the world of female firefighters and how they single-handedly turn gender roles upside down by putting their lives on the line every day.  


List Price: $275.00 | Sale Price: $206.25



"Highly recommended..." Educational Media Reviews Online 

 Three extraordinary women share their fascinating stories about their careers, risks on the job and stereotypes they defeated as Asian women officers.


List Price: $295.00Sale Price: $221.25



"Highly recommended...." Educational Media Reviews Online 

Rose Mapendo lost her family and home during the war in the Congo, but emerged advocating forgiveness and change, dedicating her life to helping her country rebuild and heal.


List Price: $295.00Sale Price: $221.25



"Powerful and inspirational." Booklist

A portrait of recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first woman head of state in Africa, who worked tirelessly to bring change.


List Price: $295.00Sale Price: $221.25 


You can place your order directly through WMM's Online Shopping Cart. During checkout, enter promo code SANDYE12 and your discount will be applied. For questions, email orders@wmm.com, or call 212.925.0606, x360. Offer ends December 31, 2012.

**Offer applies only to institutions. Public libraries, K-12 schools and community groups get special pricing at $89.00 per title. Cannot be used with 2012/2013 films in collection. Other exceptions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

WMM congratulates  DOC NYC for their impressive line up of films directed by women! The festival runs through November 15 and several films produced through WMM's acclaimed Production Assistance Program will be screened.

A GIRL AND A GUN A film by Cathryne Czubek *WORLD PREMIERE*
Sunday, November 11 | 7:15 pm | IFC Center
Wednesday, November 14 | 5:30 pm | IFC Center

Friday, November 9 | 5:30 pm | IFC Center

SWEET DREAMS A film by Rob Fruchtman and Lisa Fruchtman
Sunday, November 11 | 4:30 pm | IFC Center
Tuesday, November 13 | 4:45 pm | IFC Center

THE LOST BIRD PROJECT A film by Deborah Dickson
Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30 pm | IFC Center



When Emmy Award winner CALLING THE GHOSTS: A STORY ABOUT RAPE, WOMEN AND WAR was released in 1996, the film was one of the first to tell the story of the women who were sexually assaulted during the war in Bosnia and their determination to bring justice and have their attacks declared war crimes.


Now, for the first time, this powerful film will be shown in Sarajevo at the Pravo Ljudski Film Festival through November 12. In addition, the festival will celebrate WMM's 40th Anniversary with some of WMM's short films:  ILLUSIONS, by Julie Dash; NIGHT CRIES, by Tracey Moffatt; THE BODY BEAUTIFUL by Ngozi Onwurah; ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY by Natalia Almada; and BUOYANT by Julie Wyman.


Both Kristen Fitzpatrick, Public Exhibition & Acquisitions Manager and Tracie Holder, Production Assistance Program Consultant, will be in attendance at the festival and speaking on panels about feminist film and distribution. Tracie's film JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS will also be screening.

WMM will have a strong presence again at IDFA 2012, taking place in Amsterdam from November 14-25. 

WEAPON OF WAR, by Dutch filmmakers Ilse and Femke van Velzen, will be screened as part of a special celebration of IDFA's 25th anniversary in "25 Years Highlights of the Lowlands." We are also pleased to announce that WEAPON OF WAR has been nominated as one of five documentaries for the €50,000 PUMA Creative Impact Award, which recognizes films that have made a positive impact on society.

Two films produced through the Production Assistance Program are in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance: HERE ONE DAY by Kathy Leichter and MERCY MERCY by Katrine Riis Kjaer.

Continuing to wow festivals, Production Assistance Program film SWEET DREAMS by Rob Fruchtman and Lisa Fruchtman has been selected for Reflecting Images: Panorama.

Yance Ford's STRONG ISLAND, produced through WMM'S Production Assistance Program, will be part of Central Pitch at IDFA Forum. 
WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will be in attendance at the festival. On November 17, she will be the special guest along with Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf, at Hi-TEA with Ally and Peter - a daily in-depth discussion with IDFA director Ally Derks and filmmaker Peter Wintonick, where she will talk about the 40 events around the world that WMM has held to celebrate our 40th anniversary. On November 18, she will moderate a panel entitled "Whazzup?! A Primer for Success at IDFA" for filmmakers hoping to sell their documentaries at the festival.
WMM will be screening films at two upcoming conferences in November. 

On Sunday, November 18, GOING UP THE STAIRS: PORTRAIT OF AN UNLIKELY IRANIAN ARTIST will screen at the  2012 Middle East Association (MESA) conference's Film Fest in Denver.

A selection of WMM films will also screen at the National Association for Multicultural Education's (NAME) conference from November 28-December 1 in Philadelphia: STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS and 2012 new releases THE LEARNING and RIGHTS & WRONGS: THE STORY OF WOMEN IN ISLAM.
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies. Since its beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by independent women directors in the world. In the last five years, dozens of WMM films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and the Sundance Channel, among others. In addition, in the last year, our Production Assistance (PA) Program has helped hundreds of women filmmakers raise $2.1 million to fund their productions from concept to completion, resulting in numerous award-winning films. 

Women Make Movies. Now more than ever.
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