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.