a film by Noemí Weis
Indiecan Entertainment and Filmblanc present
One-night Gala Screening
September 30, 2015, 6:30pm
Metro Cinema Society, Edmonton
RT: 120 mins
Milk, Noemí Weis’ powerful new documentary tackles the universal human rights challenges surrounding motherhood and breastfeeding. Following a standing ovation at its Hot Docs World Premiere in Toronto this spring, the critically acclaimed film will have its Edmonton Premiere as part of a one-night Gala screening at the Metro Cinema Society on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm.
Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.
The film premiere and gala are presented as a fundraiser for the Breastfeeding Friendly Edmonton project, an organization aiming to reduce breastfeeding discrimination, improve public attitudes about breastfeeding, and increase the confidence of people wishing to breastfeed in public.
“The more I heard women’s stories, the more I knew that this was a documentary that needed to be made.” states writer/director Noemí Weis, “Milk offers reflection and ignites conversation. I am hoping that by uniting women from around the world in the universal topics of motherhood, birth and life, together, we will create the much needed change to offer new lives bright and healthy futures.”
Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment is releasing Milk theatrically in Canada.
Milk was honoured recently with two nominations at the Madrid International Film Festival: Best Director; Best Editing. As well Milk will have its USA premiere in September at the Hollywood Film Festival.
About Noemí Weis:
Director/producer Noemí Weis’s award-winning socially-conscious documentaries have been sold to more than 30 countries worldwide. Her directorial debut, Abuelas – about the political activism of grandmothers whose loved ones disappeared during Argentina’s “dirty war” – won the Jury Award at the International Festival of Cinema Politico in Buenos Aires. Other award winning credits as Writer and Producer include The Forgotten Woman, Let’s Talk About It, Gloriously Free, Desert Riders, Teaching the Life of Music.
About Indiecan Entertainment
INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing Canadians films they want to watch. Aside from the traditional distribution route, INDIECAN leans heavily on digital delivery. INDIECAN helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. INDIECAN’s vision is to not only support indie production but to encourage the viewing of quality indie films by North American audiences. Indiecanent.com