{"id":671742591003,"title":"Little Stones","handle":"little-stones","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cb style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sophia Kruz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2018 (Educational)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#444444\" style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e 87 min. + 58 Min Educational Version\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFormat: \u003c\/strong\u003eNTSC DVD\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eEnglish, Portuguese, Bengali, French, Swahili, Pulaar, Wolof, German\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eSubtitles: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eEnglish, English SDH, Spanish, German\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eArt, Visual Arts, Feminism, Women's Studies, Sociology, Gender \u0026amp; 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encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSYNOPSIS\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLITTLE STONES, directed by EMMY® Award-winning filmmaker Sophia Kruz, follows the uplifting stories of four women using rap, graffiti, fashion and dance to fight for women’s rights around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGraffiti artist PANMELA CASTRO has risen to the top of the male-dominated graffiti world in Brazil by using street art to raise awareness about domestic violence.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSOHINI CHAKRABORTY is a dance therapist in India who is helping young sex-trafficking survivors learn to regain respect of their bodies again – through dance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSenegalese hip-hop star and activist SISTER FA tours throughout West Africa, using her fame to spark a dialogue around the taboo subject of female genital mutilation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmerican fashion designer ANNA TAYLOR was a college student when she founded Judith \u0026amp; James, which trains and employs impoverished Kenyan women to produce high fashion clothing. At 22, Taylor debuted her collection at New York Fashion Week.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Notable Events:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Best Documentary, Vail Film Festival (USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Best Foreign Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Award of Excellence, Impact Docs Awards (USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Humanitarian Award, Docutah International Film Festival (USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Best of Festival, Zonta Film Festival (Canada)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWinner, Audience Award for Best Documentary, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated, Best Feature, High Peak Independent Film Festival (UK)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated, Best Documentary, High Peak Independent Film Festival (UK)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated, Best Female Director, Black Star International Film Festival (Ghana)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNominated, Best Documentary, Greenwich International Film Festival (USA)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOfficial Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (USA)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSELECT SCREENINGS \u0026amp; CONFERENCES\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnited Nations NGO Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event (March 2018)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnited States Congressional Screening, Washington DC (March 2018)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eZonta International North American Meeting, Washington DC (June 2017)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTEDx University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI (February 2017)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRECOMMENDED BY VIDEO LIBRARIAN\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Sophia Kruz takes the title of her documentary from a saying by suffragist Alice Paul about the women’s movement being like the stones that make up a mosaic. Fatou Diatta, aka Sister Fa, uses hip-hop to shed light on the cultural practice of female genital mutilation. On a radio show, she explains that she moved from Dakar to Berlin to be with her Austrian husband, but her travel schedule contributes to their separation during the film. Panmela Castro, a graffiti artist in Rio de Janeiro, describes Brazilian street culture as a macho scene, but she has earned the respect of her male compatriots, bringing other women along with her. Panmela’s independence stands in stark contrast to a past dominated by domestic abuse, but since Brazil had not yet enacted domestic violence legislation, her ex-husband never faced any legal ramifications. Sohini Chakraborty, a dance movement therapist in Kolkata, believes that dance can prove helpful to victims of sexual abuse. Over the past 10 years, she has trained five students to become instructors themselves. Anna Taylor, who founded the clothing company Judith \u0026amp; James, works exclusively with seamstresses in Nairobi. Although she hails from Little Rock, AR, she spent much of her youth in Kenya, inspiring her to create job opportunities for women in the area. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of United Nations Women, believes that art is an empowering mechanism, because it is universal. While the profiled women have had to make personal sacrifices during their careers, they have all found ways to help other women through their art. An inspiring documentary, this is recommended.\" - \u003cem\u003eK. 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charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cb style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sophia Kruz\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2018 (Educational)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#444444\" style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 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#444444;\"\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003eArt, Visual Arts, Feminism, Women's Studies, Sociology, Gender \u0026amp; Sexuality Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eCLICK TO\u003cstrong\u003e \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.littlestones.org\/resources\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eDOWNLOAD SCREENING MARKETING MATERIALS\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom a graffiti artist protesting domestic violence in Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, \u003cstrong\u003eLITTLE STONES takes viewers on a global journey inside the lives and studios of four women fighting for equality.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"500\" height=\"315\" 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helping young sex-trafficking survivors learn to regain respect of their bodies again – through dance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSenegalese hip-hop star and activist SISTER FA tours throughout West Africa, using her fame to spark a dialogue around the taboo subject of female genital mutilation.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmerican fashion designer ANNA TAYLOR was a college student when she founded Judith \u0026amp; James, which trains and employs impoverished Kenyan women to produce high fashion clothing. 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Fatou Diatta, aka Sister Fa, uses hip-hop to shed light on the cultural practice of female genital mutilation. On a radio show, she explains that she moved from Dakar to Berlin to be with her Austrian husband, but her travel schedule contributes to their separation during the film. Panmela Castro, a graffiti artist in Rio de Janeiro, describes Brazilian street culture as a macho scene, but she has earned the respect of her male compatriots, bringing other women along with her. Panmela’s independence stands in stark contrast to a past dominated by domestic abuse, but since Brazil had not yet enacted domestic violence legislation, her ex-husband never faced any legal ramifications. Sohini Chakraborty, a dance movement therapist in Kolkata, believes that dance can prove helpful to victims of sexual abuse. Over the past 10 years, she has trained five students to become instructors themselves. 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    • Directed by: Sophia Kruz
    • Released: 2018 (Educational)
    • Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 87 min. + 58 Min Educational Version
Format: NTSC DVD
Language: English, Portuguese, Bengali, French, Swahili, Pulaar, Wolof, German
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish, German
Subjects: Art, Visual Arts, Feminism, Women's Studies, Sociology, Gender & Sexuality Studies
 
 

From a graffiti artist protesting domestic violence in Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, LITTLE STONES takes viewers on a global journey inside the lives and studios of four women fighting for equality.

SYNOPSIS

LITTLE STONES, directed by EMMY® Award-winning filmmaker Sophia Kruz, follows the uplifting stories of four women using rap, graffiti, fashion and dance to fight for women’s rights around the world.

Graffiti artist PANMELA CASTRO has risen to the top of the male-dominated graffiti world in Brazil by using street art to raise awareness about domestic violence.

SOHINI CHAKRABORTY is a dance therapist in India who is helping young sex-trafficking survivors learn to regain respect of their bodies again – through dance.

Senegalese hip-hop star and activist SISTER FA tours throughout West Africa, using her fame to spark a dialogue around the taboo subject of female genital mutilation.

American fashion designer ANNA TAYLOR was a college student when she founded Judith & James, which trains and employs impoverished Kenyan women to produce high fashion clothing. At 22, Taylor debuted her collection at New York Fashion Week.

Awards & Notable Events:

  • Winner, Best Documentary, Vail Film Festival (USA)
  • Winner, Best Foreign Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival (Canada)
  • Winner, Award of Excellence, Impact Docs Awards (USA)
  • Winner, Humanitarian Award, Docutah International Film Festival (USA)
  • Winner, Best of Festival, Zonta Film Festival (Canada)
  • Winner, Audience Award for Best Documentary, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (USA)
  • Nominated, Best Feature, High Peak Independent Film Festival (UK)
  • Nominated, Best Documentary, High Peak Independent Film Festival (UK)
  • Nominated, Best Female Director, Black Star International Film Festival (Ghana)
  • Nominated, Best Documentary, Greenwich International Film Festival (USA)
  • Official Selection, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (USA)

SELECT SCREENINGS & CONFERENCES

  • United Nations NGO Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event (March 2018)
  • United States Congressional Screening, Washington DC (March 2018)
  • Zonta International North American Meeting, Washington DC (June 2017)
  • TEDx University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI (February 2017)

RECOMMENDED BY VIDEO LIBRARIAN

"Sophia Kruz takes the title of her documentary from a saying by suffragist Alice Paul about the women’s movement being like the stones that make up a mosaic. Fatou Diatta, aka Sister Fa, uses hip-hop to shed light on the cultural practice of female genital mutilation. On a radio show, she explains that she moved from Dakar to Berlin to be with her Austrian husband, but her travel schedule contributes to their separation during the film. Panmela Castro, a graffiti artist in Rio de Janeiro, describes Brazilian street culture as a macho scene, but she has earned the respect of her male compatriots, bringing other women along with her. Panmela’s independence stands in stark contrast to a past dominated by domestic abuse, but since Brazil had not yet enacted domestic violence legislation, her ex-husband never faced any legal ramifications. Sohini Chakraborty, a dance movement therapist in Kolkata, believes that dance can prove helpful to victims of sexual abuse. Over the past 10 years, she has trained five students to become instructors themselves. Anna Taylor, who founded the clothing company Judith & James, works exclusively with seamstresses in Nairobi. Although she hails from Little Rock, AR, she spent much of her youth in Kenya, inspiring her to create job opportunities for women in the area. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of United Nations Women, believes that art is an empowering mechanism, because it is universal. While the profiled women have had to make personal sacrifices during their careers, they have all found ways to help other women through their art. An inspiring documentary, this is recommended." - K. Fennessy for Video Librarian

WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING:

“Emmy Award-winning LA based filmmaker Sophia Kruz paints a gripping, realistic picture of crimes against women with her inspirational feature-length documentary film entitled “Little Stones”… the film is expertly done and a must see.” - Screen Anarchy

“A march of solidarity for female artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists across the globe...Uplifting… Through art, creativity and self-expression, we learn that any hurdle can be overcome.” - Crossfader Magazine 

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