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      March 31, 2012

      Saturday   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      77 Massachusetts Avenue
      Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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      THE HURT LOCKER & WEAPON OF WAR - WTTR 2012 - Film Screening

      Speaker: Reception & Q & A to follow @ 6:30PM

      Time: 3:00p–7:00p

      Location: 6-120

      2nd annual WOMEN TAKE THE REEL film festival MARCH 2012
      WTTR film festival celebrates films made by women. MIT is the lead host institution and will screen one film per week during the month of March to commemorate Women's History Month. WTTR is a roaming film festival involving various academic women's and gender studies programs in the Boston area. All screenings are free, open to the public and followed by a Q & A with filmmakers and/or faculty. The festival's goals are to promote women's and gender studies courses/programming, the visibility of women in the film industry and women's history month.

      3:00PM THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military's unrecognized heroes: the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world's most dangerous jobs. Their mission is clear-protect and save-but it's anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalists and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. 131 minutes.

      5:30PM WEAPON OF WAR
      Directors: Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen
      French/Swahili, Subtitled
      In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of conflicts between rebels and government forces, an estimated 150,000 Congolese women and girls fell victim to mass rape. That figure continues to rise. WEAPON OF WAR, an award-winning film honored by Amnesty International, journeys to the heart of this crisis, where we meet its perpetrators. 59 minutes.

      *Wheelchair accessibility available through the Infinite Corridor in Building 8 or through the ramp at Building 14.*

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      Open to: the general public

      Cost: FREE

      Sponsor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, MIT Technology and Culture Forum, Comparative Media Studies Doclab and Student Activities Office

      For more information, contact:
      The Friendly WGS Staff

      This event is categorized as: films/movies, humanities/social sciences

      Cost: FREE

      Categories: Film | University & Alumni | Technology

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