Shining a Light Film Series: 'Iron Ladies of Liberia' Screening and Discussion
(Movie / Film)
Join us for a screening of "Iron Ladies of Liberia" (2009) to be followed by commentary and discussion.
After surviving a 14-year civil war and a government riddled with corruption, Liberia is ready for change. On Jan. 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was inaugurated President - the first freely elected female head of state in Africa. Having won a hotly contested election with the overwhelming support of women across Liberia, Sirleaf faces the daunting task of lifting her country from debt and devastation. She turns to a remarkable team of women, appointing them in positions such as police chief, finance minister, minister of justice, commerce minister and minister of gender.
About the Series:
In honor of Women's History Month, the African Studies Center, in collaboration with the Center for Gender in a Global Context, presents four films which shine a light on women in Africa and the African Diaspora.
This film series bring a critical eye to issues impacting women on a day-to-day basis, including leadership, justice and perseverance. By combining these films with critical analysis by experts within and beyond the MSU community, we hope to expand understandings of women throughout the Diaspora.
Sponsored by the African Studies Center, the Center for Gender in a Global Context, the History Department, and African American and African Studies.