Author: Kelly Gehringer

Published Date: 1/14/2022

Categories: Students University News

Carroll University’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is proud to announce the inaugural Anti-Violence Film Festival (AVFF) on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19. The film festival will address themes of gender-based violence that permeate our culture across the spectrum with specific focus on communities that experience higher rates of violence due to their intersecting identities.  

All film screenings are free and open to the public. There will be content warnings before each film and trained trauma-informed advocates will be onsite to support audience members as needed. 

“This has been in the works for a longtime and we look forward to hosting OVP's first film festival,” said Kanoe Montaño, Office of Violence Prevention coordinator. “We value all of our partners and are thankful for all the work that has gone into making this possible. Anti-Violence work is incomplete without this kind of connection, collaboration, and community involvement.” 
The AVFF was created in partnership with several student and off-campus organizations: Multicultural Affairs, The Walter Young Center, Alumni Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences, CU@Night, The Women’s Center and Diverse & Resilient.  

Students, faculty, staff and the wider community are welcome to bring family and friends to these free film screenings, followed by specially curated, post-screening film discussions with experts in the field. Viewer discretion is advised and there will be topics discussed, depicted, or described in the films selected that some viewers or children might find disturbing.  

“I am so proud of how Carroll students, faculty and staff worked together to create this important event, demonstrating our ethos of respect, integrity and stewardship,” said Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University. “We hope the community joins us to support and honor survivors.”

AVFF films will screen in two locations on campus: Campus Ballroom (100 N. East Ave.) and Shattuck Recital Hall (218 N. East Ave.). The screening schedule is as follows:  

  • Friday, Feb. 18 
    • ​“Promising Young Woman” (2020) | Campus Ballroom, 8-10 p.m.  
  • Saturday, Feb. 19 
    • ​The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson” (2017) | Shattuck Hall, 12:30-3 p.m. 
    • “Hollow Water” (2000) | Campus Ballroom, 12:30-3 p.m. 
    • “Audrie & Daisy” (2016) | Campus Ballroom, 3:30-5 p.m. 
    • “Chavela” (2017) | Shattuck Hall, 3:30-5 p.m. 
    • “#MeToo, Now What?: Masculinity in Crisis” (2018) | Campus Ballroom, 6-8 p.m. 
For more details about AVFF Films and post-screening discussions, please visit the OVP's Instagram page. 
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