Athena Film Festival ticket giveaway: Farah Goes Bang

Update: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets. 

Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? For the past two years we’ve been proud to partner with the Athena Film Festival, a four-day festival held annually in New York City at Columbia University featuring  films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

This year, the lineup is wonderful, and includes Belle (a true story about the mixed race daughter of an 18th century Admiral)Decoding Annie Parker (which follows the female geneticist who discovered the genetic link in breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene and one of the first women to be diagnosed with said gene), and so many more. Check out the full program here.


We’re excited to continue our partnership with Athena Film Festival this year by hosting a ticket giveaway to Farah Goes Bang. Be the first to comment with a correct answer to the feminist film trivia question below, and you’ll win yourself a pair of tickets to see Farah Goes Bang.

Nikohl Boosheri stars in Farah Goes Bang as Farah Mahtab, an “awkward twenty-something” who hits the road with her buddies K.J. and Roopa to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. In what Iran-based 2011 darling of the independent film circuit did Nikohl also star?

Good luck feminist film lovers! And don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work out for you today. We’ll give away another pair of tickets to a different film tomorrow!

Lori Adelman apologizes in advance for doing this to the person sitting in front of her in the movies. 

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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