Women and Girls Lead & Athena Film Festival Present, "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock"
Women and Girls Lead is happy to announce an exciting partnership with the Athena Film Festival on the film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. The documentary will air on Independent Lens on February 2.
The Athena Film Festival is a celebration of women and leadership, and the only film festival in the nation to focus its content on women’s leadership. With an impressive line-up of groundbreaking films — chronicling the lives of long serving Native American female firefighters to the weekend’s closing film, The Lady, on the life of Aung San Suu Kyi the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Be inspired, join Women and Girls Lead at the Athena Film Festival in New York City on Saturday, February 11, at 3pm for the special screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. And tune in for a live online panel discussion with Director Sharon La Cruise following the film, here.
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