This evening, Thursday, April 25, Smith’s Ciné-Club Français presents Les Adieux a la Reine, a film based on the novel by Chantal Thomas. Les Adieux a la Reine depicts the French Revolution and the last days of Marie Antoinette through the eyes of Sidonie, the queen’s personal reader and very close friend.
The film is [...]
“It was my education at Smith College that inspired me to make a difference, especially for women’s rights.” ~Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02. Image courtesy of wonderwoman.in.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 she won an Emmy for her documentary “Pakistan: Children of [...]
Smith College can count many filmmakers among its illustrious alumnae. Mariette Monpierre ’85 has been screening her award-winning film Le bonheur d’Elza around the world.
A French Guadeloupean filmmaker, Mariette was born in Guadeloupe but raised in Paris. Mariette says, “growing up in the belly of Paris, films fascinated me.” She followed that fascination [...]
On Friday, April 20, EKTA, the South Asian Student Association at Smith College, will host a screening of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The 50-minute documentary won the Best Documentary Short category at the Oscars this February.
Saving Face is billed as “a journey to heal, and a fight [...]
Filmmaker Michelle Medina '05 will participate in next week's Moroccan film festival at Smith.
A two-day film festival—to be held next week at Smith College—will screen films by and about Moroccan women.
The festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 with a screening of the documentary film All I Wanna Do [...]