MARCH 19, 2020
Join us for an evening celebrating the power of storytelling on film, featuring voices from our own community!
Layla Cameron (our 2020 Spring intern) will screen her short documentary, Fat Hiking Club, which follows the story of Summer Michaud-Skog, the founder of Fat Girls Hiking.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Summer wants to make the outdoors more accessible for fat people – just as they are and without shame. Armed with her slogan “Trails Not Scales”, she soon finds herself hosting events all over North America.
Fat Hiking Club challenges the assumption that fat people do not participate in hiking and other physical recreational activities, while exploring the institutional and systemic barriers fat folks and other marginalized communities face when trying to access outdoor public spaces.
Opening the program is the short documentary Barbarian Press, directed and produced by Emmett Race. Barbarian Press tells the story of a couple in Mission, British Columbia, who make fine art books by letterpress and fear that they may be the last of their kind.
Joining Layla will be Power & Light pal Laura Aubry, who will screen her short film Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A Volunteer Story, along with a collection of music videos that challenge normative understandings of gender and community.
All of the films in this program feature and/or were directed and produced by women, trans, non-binary, and queer folks!
The program will be followed by a short Q&A with Layla and Laura about the indie filmmaking process and the politics of representing marginalized communities on the big screen. We hope you can join us!
No registration or RSVP required