What: Opening Night Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
When: Thursday March 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 Reception, 8:00pm Film, 9:30 Q/A with Filmmakers, 10:00pm Reception
Where: The Colony Theatre
Burbank Town Center
555 North 3rd Street
Burbank, CA 91502
The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things
Directed by Sarah Moshman
This film is the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.
Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. From flying above San Francisco with a female pilot, and sitting down with the creator of 'The Oprah Show,' to working in a lab with a cancer biologist, and dancing alongside a professional ballerina, the empowerment gals get the chance to spend a day in each woman's shoes and are impacted as women, as filmmakers, and as friends.
Along the way, these filmmakers relay the candid insight on how these women define their success, what it takes to be a woman in their position, and valuable advice on how to improve the female role in the workplace. In celebration of the all-female focus in front of and behind the camera, the filmmakers turned the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey.
Created for women by women, they challenge the audience to ask themselves, 'What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?'