May 20, 2013 04:43

Vermilionville's free monthly cultural film series returns for May with Makers, which follows the social revolution that modern women have waged in the name of equality.

The Les Vues Cultural Film Series is back for a May screening of the documentary Makers: Women Who Make America, which chronicles the social progress women have made in asserting their rights for a complete and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and individual autonomy. Through unparalleled archival records and poignant interviews, Makers shines a light on where women are today in society with feminine trailblazers like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey as they share their own memories along with numerous other women who have challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. This month's screening will be curated by Mary Farmer-Kaiser, Ph.D., professor of history at UL Lafayette.

The Les Vues Film Series will be held on Monday, May 20, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Vermilionville, located at 300 Fisher Road. Admission is free, but a suggested $5 donation is asked to maintain curating costs. For more information visit Vermilionville.org.
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