|Tuesday, September 7, 7:30 p.m.|
We Women Warriors
Directed by Nicole Karsin
Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided
$7 admission or free with Lab membership
Nicole Karsin’s brave film reveals the lives and work of three remarkable native women in Colombia: Doris Puchana, a young mother who governs a vulnerable Awá population caught in a drug war; Ludis Rodriguez, a spunky Kankuamo widow who is framed and captured on false charges of rebellion; and Flor Ilva Trochez the first female Nasa governor of Jambaló, who leads a pacific movement to dismantle police barracks that endanger civilians.
“We Women Warriors” follows these three women as they assert and defend the autonomy of their people amid ongoing warfare. At the same, the film bears witness to human rights abuses, while offering stories of hope, unshakeable courage and faith in indigenous culture.
Moderator -Charlotte Buchen
Charlotte Buchen has shot and produced independent documentaries and television news stories for outlets including Current TV, The New York Times, and Newsweek.com. Her feature films include “The Education of Shelby Knox,” as associate producer, and “All The Way Home,” which she co-directed and produced. She currently works as a producer and outreach coordinator for FRONTLINE/World.
Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the Lab, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.Read the August 28, 2009 article on Rough Cuts in
For questions about Rough Cuts, email Chris Holbrook at
or Laura Lukitsch, Co-Producer, at