This Week on TV: It's International Women's Day

This Week on TV: It's International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, Tuesday March 8

  • Posted on: 3 March 2016
  • By: lily

A whole lineup of programs this week, honoring strong women of Cambridge and beyond:

Juliette and Romeo – A female-centered take on Shakespeare's famous drama by the Momentum Theatre Troupe, performed at Cambridge's Sennott Park in August of 2014. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 12pm, and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 and Tuesday 3/8 at 10pm.

The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde – A film by Jennifer Abod celebrating legendary black lesbian feminist poet, one of the most beloved icons of feminism’s second wave. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 2pm and Wednesday 3/9 at 11am, and on Channel 8 Tuesday 3/8 at 6pm and Friday 3/11 at 10pm.

A Moment in Her Story: Stories from the Boston Women's Movement – This film by Catherine Russo traces the local history of the women's movement of the 1960s and 70s, through interviews with those who fought collectively in the struggle and developed a new way of working together. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 3pm and Monday 3/7 at 10am, and on Channel 8 Monday 3/7 at 9:55pm, Tuesday 3/8 at 7:25am, and Wednesday 3/9 at 4pm.



Honoring Rita Arditti – Arditti was a feminist, human rights activist, and environmentalist, and spent her life advocating for change and end to oppressions. Watch footage from her Memorial service, including a video about her life. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 6pm and Wednesday 3/9 at 11am, and on Channel 8 Tuesday 3/8 at 7pm.

Cambridge Uncovered Young Cambridge Activists – In the tenth episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia reporter Beverly Mire sits down with three young women who have taken on roles as activists in the Cambridge community. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 7pm and Friday 3/11 at 11am, on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 at 6pm and Thursday 3/10 at 4pm, and on Channel 96 Thursday at 8am.



Ephemera: A Moving Image Portrait – Lily Bouvier interviews her mom, Libby Bouvier, who has spent most of her life collecting an archive of cause buttons and other "ephemera" from the women’s movement, the LGBT movement, and other radical causes she's been directly or indirectly involved with over the decades. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 8pm and Friday 3/11 at 10:40am and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 at 7:40pm, Monday 3/7 at 4:40pm, and Thursday 3/9 at 5:40pm, and on Channel 96 Monday 3/7 at 8:05pm.



Warrior Butterflies – A documentary by CCTV members Barbara Noll and Greg Zukauskas about the joyful fighting of the Boston League of Women Wrestlers (B.L.O.W.W.). On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 8:20pm and Friday 3/11 at 10am, and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 at 7pm.

Videos by CCTV's Youth Media Program – including the titles What Is a Feminist?, Stereotypes Against Teenage Girls, Stereotypes About Women In Media, Triple Consciousness (exploring the ways in which black women are judged and judge themselves), and GendHer (interviews with immigrant women in the United States). On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 8:40pm and Friday 3/11 at 10:30am, and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 at 7:20pm.



A program of shorts on local women and art – the photography of Elsa Dorfman, Betsy Warrior and her poster exhibit Most Wanted Women, experimental musician and standup comedian Angela Sawyer, a photo exhibit by Susan Fleischmann, and the Women's Cancer Mural in Harvard Square. On Channel 9 Saturday 3/5 at 9pm and Sunday 3/6 at 9:30pm, and on Channel 8 Sunday 3/6 at 8:25pm and Tuesday 3/8 at 8:25pm.

Also, panel discussions from the 2009 Women, Action, and the Media Conference, presented by Cambridge's center for New Words, each weekday evening at midnight on Channel 9. Look forward to titles such as "Social Media and Women of Color","Blogging for the Man," "Women and the Economic Crisis," "Rapid Response Journalism," among others.