Thursday, May 7, 2009

Visionary-in-Residence 2009

We're so excited these days in preparation for our Visionary-in-Residence 2009, LIZ CANNER.

Liz is an independent filmmaker and activist who has worked on such varied and interesting subjects. Her latest work concerns the area of women's health and sexual well-being. Her latest film is PHENOMENAL - and we're so lucky to be able to show it in a sneak preview before its official release in the US.

I've known Liz for a number of years now and have been urging her to finish her film Orgasm, Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure ever since we met, because I couldn't wait to share it with students, faculty and staff at Dartmouth.

That day is here!!! Monday, May 11th! Loew Auditorium at 7pm.
We kick off her residency with a screening of the film.

Orgasm, Inc. is a humorous and informative odyssey that explores the mixed messages, corporate greed and outright quackery that women confront in their quest for sexual pleasure. This film had its international debut in the last few days at a Toronto Film Festival where audiences have been motivated to speak out on issues of women's health. The Visionary-in-Residence program brings mulitiple opportunities to interact with Liz Canner, and learn more about her work.

Liz Canner is an award winning independent filmmaker who has created many innovative documentaries on human rights issues. Since earning her BA with Honors from Brown University in 1991, Liz has received more than 40 awards, honors and grants for her work. Her documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, cable stations and internationally in many countries. They have screened at festivals like the New York Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. For her contribution to the field, she was honored with a Radcliffe Institute (Bunting) Film Fellowship from Harvard University and a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.

Here's the residency schedule we have lined up:

Monday, May 11

~*~Sneak Preview Screening of _Orgasm, Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure & Meet the Director Q&A
open to all, free 7pm, Loew Auditorium

Tuesday, May 12

~*~Student Lunch with Daughters of Dartmouth
(by invitation only)
~*~Student Dinner with Gender-Neutral Housing Floor
(by invitation only)

Wednesday, May 13

~*~Class visit: WGST16 Contemporary Issues in Feminism: Theory & Practice, Professor Martin
~*~International Student Association Dinner
(by invitation only)

Thursday, May 14

~*~Grand Rounds, Dartmouth Medical School
~*~Community Dinner to award 2009 Visionary-in-Residence
Occom Commons, 6pm
open to all, Free, RSVP - space limited - preference to Dartmouth students

Friday, May 15

~*~Independent Filmmaking Lunch Workshop
12:30pm, Wilson Hall 315
open to all, Free, RSVP - space limited -

indicate Community dinner or Filmmaking Workshop in the subject line

Peace & Sisterhood

Xenia Markowitt
Center for Women & Gender
Dartmouth College

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