Excited to announce that the United Auto Workers International Union out of Detroit recently purchased the film to use as a training tool! We are in solidarity with all of our sisters working in male-dominated trades!
We wanted to take a moment to express gratitude to everyone that has screened the film this past year. We had over 40 screenings around the country by folks who were using it to talk about the culture change needed in the construction industry. There are signs of hope as conversation around sexual harassment has entered the mainstream and we're seeing apologies and new accountability, but we want to make sure that this wave moves into the construction industry as well. Keep talking! Keep pushing!
One of the opportunities we're excited about is that a NW regional construction company is looking to experiment with using the film on jobsite as part of a required training in combination with a potential bystander training offered via Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. We know the film offers a unique take on traditional anti-harassment videos because it focuses on a fictional, dramatic story, but we have yet to see it used in this way and we are hopeful that it can be part of creating change.
Get in touch if you'd like to screen it by contacting us via the form at the bottom of this page.
Here's to CREATING MORE CHANGE in 2018! Happy Holidays!
-Dawn Jones Redstone
Director, Sista in the Brotherhood
Sista won the Audience Award! Thank you to the festival and to Chicago Women in Trades for supporting the film!!
Special thanks to our editor, James Jones and to tradeswoman activist Judaline Cassidy for representing the film!
Thanks to the Winter Film Awards for this great article about the film! We screen with them in NYC on February 26th.
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Proud to announce that Sista in the Brotherhood won Best Short Film and Best Actress at the International Black Film Festival! Amazing. Here's the official announcment: http://www.ibffevents.com/copy-of-narrative-features
Thrilled to be part of the festival. Congrats to Sidony O'neal.
Last night was the official ceremony at Time Warner in New York. We won the Spirit Award and I received a citation from the City of New York deeming me "worthy of esteem!" Wow! They take their film seriously here!! Thank you to Reel Sisters for all the support and most importantly, for highlighting the struggle of tradeswomen of color!
Delighted to announce that Sista in the Brotherhood has won the Spirit Award at the Reel Sisters Film Festival in New York. It's an honor to be included amongst some incredible films and we are thrilled to be lifting the voices of tradeswomen of color with this film. Thank you! Director Dawn Jones Redstone will be on hand to receive the award at the ceremony on October 19 and then attend the screening as part of the festival on October 22. See you there!