NO HUMAN INVOLVED
NO HUMAN INVOLVED is honored to be an extended official selection of the 2017 Nevada Women's Film Festival (the festival opens today March 23). According to the Nevada Women's Film Festival, Extended Official Selections are a select group of films that will be featured for online viewing from March 27 to May 1 by festival attendees only.
The Nevada Women's Film Festival celebrates and supports the fair representation of women in film. The festival organizers ask us to consider if films we are normally exposed to in theaters and online, pass the Bechdel Test. This test asks whether a work: 1) has at least two female characters, with names, 2) who talk to each other, 3) about something other than a man. Incredibly, very few films can pass this simple test.
NO HUMAN INVOLVED celebrates the friendship of two women--Peggy Plews and Kini Seawright--who have dedicated years of their lives raising awareness of what happens to incarcerated people and highlighting the case of Marcia Powell through their art work. NO HUMAN INVOLVED passes the Bechdel Test.
The Nevada Women's Film Festival works to address other issues as well such as the under representation of women behind the scenes in movies. The DGA’s 2015 Diversity Report reveals that only 6% of films released in the U.S over the last two years were directed by women. Yet despite the challenges, women directors continue to struggle to make their films and those who do complete feature films are now finding more support and distribution. NO HUMAN INVOLVED is directed by a woman and is fiscally-sponsored by Women Make Movies. Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.
NWFFest17 starts today March 23 in Las Vegas as part of Women’s History Month. Tickets and screening details are available here.
NO HUMAN INVOLVED premieres in NYC this Thursday. NO HUMAN INVOLVED has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Queens World Film Festival. Marcia Powell, you have not been forgotten.
Join PJ Starr, Monica Jones, Mar Trevino and friends for a screening of NO HUMAN INVOLVED at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria Queens Thursday, March 16 at 5.30 pm. This is the first NYC screening of the documentary about the impact of incarceration on sex workers, specifically Marcia Powell who died in an Arizona prison after being incarcerated for more than two years for solicitation, that is speaking about prostitution. NO HUMAN INVOLVED will screen with a short and there will be a Q&A where you can ask us any question you like about campaigns that have emerged in the wake of Marcia's death, the process of making the documentary, our current work, and forthcoming feature with Monica Jones who has campaigned to challenge laws used to incarcerate trans and low income women in Arizona. Find out how to buy tickets at the festival website and use the code QWFF7 to get a discount.
After the screening, the discussion will continue at an after party in Williamsburg (8 to 10 pm). Get the information at the screening, or check out this FB page for party updates.
Please share widely, please come to show that films about the rights of people incarcerated for sex work can make it in a mainstream venue in the US and beyond. Please help us pack the theater, so that NO HUMAN INVOLVED will be invited to screen in other locations and to build support for the human rights of people in the sex trades, not incarceration.
Find out more about the film and upcoming screenings at the website and blog.