It was a great year for Sisters in Arms!
In 2011 we had dozens of screenings, national and regional broadcasts, inspiring panel discussions and in total, over 100,000 people have seen the film!
2011 Screening and Broadcast Highlights
March 1 Canada’s Mission to the United Nations, New York March 6 Women in Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada March 8 Department of National Defense HQ, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Part of International Women’s Day celebrations March 10 Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Part of International Women’s Day celebrations March 11 ACCESS television broadcast, Alberta, Canada March 12 ACCESS television broadcast, Alberta, Canada March 30 Soeurs d’armes, French broadcast, nationally on RDI/CBC May 6 Gregg Centre for the Study of War & Society University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada May 26-29 Nominated for a 2011 Golden Sheaf Award The Yorkton Film Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada Sept 5 Prince Edward Island Film Festival Charlottetown, Canada Sept 25 Broadcast on Saskatchewan Communications Network Oct 15 Other Venice Film Festival, Venice Beach, California USA Nov 8 Broadcast on Knowledge Network Dec 4 Collingwood Cinema Club Film Festival, Ontario, Canada Partnership with the <a title="TIFF Film Circuit" href="http://tiff.net/filmcircuit/about" target="_blank">Film Circuit, Toronto Int'l Film Fest
In the News
Featured in a cover story in the Toronto Star comparing the situation for women in the Canadian Forces to those in the US.
Malcolm Perry featured us in his Town Talk in the Vancouver Sun (that’s me between Henrik Sedin and Jennifer Aniston) “One to watch may be writer-director-producer Beth Freeman” ~Malcolm Parry
Katherine Monk reviewed Sisters in Arms for her column. She wrote: Reconciling the human capacity for love with our unending ability to kill with purpose is a continuing preoccupation for our species, and one that
Sisters in Arms probes with delicate restraint as it shows us women as mothers and life-givers, as well as women as lethal weapons.
Sisters in Arms was the cover story in the Vancouver Courier
Global’s Steve Darling interviewed Beth Freeman in the lead up to the Vancouver Women in Film Festival screening.
This year saw lots of changes for many of the film subjects:
o Tamar Freeman received a Chief of Defense Staff commendation for her tour with Operation Medusa in Afghanistan. She also relocated to Canadian Forces Base Borden in Ontario.
o Katie left the infantry and is now an army photographer also based out of Borden.
o In November, Kimberley and her husband welcomed a baby boy into the family!
o Chris Whitecross was promoted from Brigadier-General to Major-General, only 2 other women have ever achieved this rank in the Canadian Forces. A big congratulations goes out to her!
We partnered with Moving Images Distribution for the Canadian educational rights and have an excellent response.
We are in discussions with a number of organisations regarding 2012 screenings and look forward to keeping the dialogue going!
Thank you all making this such a great year.
Happy New Year!