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Long Line of Ladies

Directed by:

Rayka Zehtabchi & Shaandiin Tome

22 mins

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

6:00 PM

Shorts Program 1: Opening Night

Long Line of Ladies is a stigma-breaking, female-directed short documentary that gives viewers a glimpse into the story of the Karuk tribe of Northern California. The documentary takes a significant step forward to normalize period conversations by highlighting a culture that celebrates and uplifts its young women when they come of age. Long Line of Ladies opens the door for more young girls and women to feel seen, respected, and included. Imagine if all cultures rallied around their young women to feel proud and empowered at this critical juncture in their development – we’d all be unstoppable!


About the Filmmaker

Rayka Zehtabchi is a director and producer working in both documentary and fiction. In 2019, Rayka became the first Iranian woman to win an Oscar for her film "Period. End of Sentence.," which can be seen on Netflix worldwide. In all her projects, she brings a naturalistic approach to her storytelling, striving for honesty and intimacy on screen.

Shaandiin Tome is a recognized writer, director and cinematographer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her award-winning break-out short film Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. She aims to bring resonating imagery in a blend of convergence with story, illustrating her perspective as a Diné woman.

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