Sound on Screen
She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column
dir. Kevin Hegge, Canada, 2013, video, 65 min.
A Benefit for Girls Rock Philly!
She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is the story of a group of young female artists from Toronto in the early eighties. They united to use music, film, and self-publication to defy conventions of art practice, gender ideas, and to challenge homophobia. These endeavors snowballed into global art and political movements. This film looks at their work, and explores why you may not have heard of them, despite their impact.
Girls Rock Philly is a volunteer-based non-profit music and mentoring organization dedicated to empowering girls and young women from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Co-presented with Permanent Wave Philly
Permanent Wave Philly is a network and community of feminist artists and activists. We seek to challenge gender inequality not only in all forms of the arts, but also in politics, our personal lives, and anywhere else it seems necessary. We want to continue what was started generations ago by creating a revolutionary arts movement that is relevant to women, LGBTQ communities, and people of color.
For any questions, ideas, or if you would like to get involved, find us on Facebook (at
http://www.facebook.com/permanentwavephilly) or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUNDS ON SCREEN
A roundup of recent music documentaries uncovers some overlooked sounds from around the world. From 1960s Cambodia to Canada in the 1980s these films highlight the power of music to push boundaries and unite communities against political/cultural opposition.