<i>Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo</i>. 1985. Argentina. Directed by Lourdes Portillo, Susana Muñoz

Women’s Film Preservation Fund, Program 2: “By Hand and Heart”

Introduced by Drake Stutesman, Co-Chair, The Women’s Film Preservation Fund

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 3:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Includes the following films:

  • Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

    1985. Argentina. Directed by Lourdes Portillo, Susana Muñoz. This Academy Award-nominated film tells the story of a group of mothers whose children “disappeared” during Argentina’s Dirty War of the 1970s. The women gather each week in Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo to silently protest the fate of their children. 64 min.

  • Quilting Women

    1976. USA. Directed by Elizabeth Barret. A joyful celebration of women quilters, who combine folk tradition, sorority and individual creativity to transform an ordinary household item into a thing of unique beauty. Preserved by Appalshop. 28 min.

MoMA celebrates its ongoing relationship with New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) by presenting two programs preserved through its Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF). The WFPF was founded in 1995 by The Museum of Modern Art and NYWIFT in order to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the film industry. The only fund of its kind, the WFPF has provided financial support for the preservation of over 80 short and feature films.

In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

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