FILM SCREENS AT 21st FESTIVAL
Jupiter, FL The short documentary, Miss Lils
Camp, will screen at the Baltimore
Women's Film Festival, October 1314, 2007, in Baltimore,
Maryland. This marks the 21st festival in which the film has screened.
Miss Lils Camp has won numerous awards and honors,
including an invitation to screen at the William J. Clinton Presidential
Center Celebratory Ceremonies, and a CINE Golden Eagle Award.
Suzanne Niedland, who co-directed the film with Anberin Pasha,
will attend the festival and screening. The relevancy of this
little documentary is Lillian Smiths method of dealing with
the timeless issues of intolerance and empowerment of women,"
said Niedland. "What pleases me most is that when the 26-minute
film ends, the dialogue about the relevancy of these issues continues.
Lils Camp is a documentary about the director of an
exclusive summer camp for girls from upper middle class Southern
homes. Miss Lil, as Lillian Smith was known, taught Laurel Falls
campers that segregation was wrong. She expressed her thoughts and
radical ideas at a time when Southern leadership was committed to
a racially segregated society and Jim Crow laws permeated every
aspect of social life. Some young campers were repulsed by her ideas
while others embraced them. In the film, three former campers and
a former camp employee return to Laurel Falls Camp in Clayton, Georgia.
Weaving narratives of former campers and rare archival footage of
Lillian Smith, the film brings Miss Lil and Laurel Falls Camp back
Niedland added that she is especially excited about attending the
Baltimore Womens Film Festival since she was born and spent
her early years in nearby Wilmington, Delaware.
The Baltimore Womens Film Festival is founded in the appreciation
of cinematic art that is either designed for or created by women.
The festival is also proactive in womens health issues and
is currently donating 50% of all 2007 ticket proceeds to The John
Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. Indie films, art and music
will be featured at this unique and highly-anticipated festival.
Miss Lils Camp is scheduled to screen at the
Baltimore Museum of Art as part of the festivals Documentary
Films Showcase from 11:00am 1:00pm on October 14, 2007.
For more information, see:
Miss Lils Camp: http://www.misslilscamp.com.