Sisters in Arms
Canada | 2010 | 48 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 131111 |
“An important body of work that candidly captures what many have known but were hesitant to admit; Women are fully capable of serving in any and all capacities in our military.”
"Highly recommended…this well-executed film…presents a provocative discussion of the obstacles for women in combat roles."
"Recommended. This is a timely film for young women considering employment in the combat trades."
“First to probe deep into Canadian female combat veterans’ experience.”
"Sisters in Arms probes with delicate restraint as it shows us women as mothers and life-givers, as well as women as lethal weapons."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Film North – Huntsville Intl Film Festival, Best Documentary
- Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival
- Yorkton Film Festival
- Prince Edward Island Film Festival
- Brantford Film Festival
- The Other Venice Film Festival
- Vancouver Women in Film Festival
Beth has over 10 years of experience as an independent film professional. She wrote and produced short film THREADS, for Bravo!FACT and associate produced THE WHSTLEBLOWER, an investigative feature documentary by Veronica Mannix.
Inspired by the bravery of her sister, a patrol medic who deployed to Afghanistan, Beth followed the stories of three women in the most difficult and dangerous military professions who fought on the frontlines in Afghanistan. In 2010, Beth made her directorial debut with documentary SISTERS IN ARMS. Her film aired nationally in Canada and was recently awarded Best Documentary at the 2012 Film North Film Festival in Huntsville, Ontario.
With over 15 years of experience in sponsorship and business development, and event and program management, Beth’s experience spans a range of industries including cultural and sporting events. Having worked extensively with corporate clients and boards of directors to develop business and marketing objectives, Beth has demonstrated skills in strategic planning and program and account management.
Beth was part of the team that produced Vancouver’s winning bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. As the Manager of Cultural Programs, she played a key role in the development of youth, education and arts programs and budgets that formed the basis of the programs launched by the 2010 Vancouver Organizing Committee of the Games.
As a founding member and director of Peace It Together, Beth is part of a team that has produced highly successful dialogue and education programs, bringing together youth from conflict regions for peace building using filmmaking as a creative tool. The resulting films produced by the participants have been seen by thousands of people worldwide.
Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, has completed the Producer course at the Vancouver Film School, and the Film & Television Financing course and Internet Publishing Program at the University of British Columbia. (4/13)