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Cinefestival, a San Antonio film tradition that embraces Latino culture, is back. 

San Antonio Film Festival

Along with the movies from near and far at the annual San Antonio Film Festival, the event always features several panel discussions about topics in the industry. The Friday, August 3 panel, “DIY: Guerrilla Filmmaking,” stood out because it featured four powerhouse women from different aspects of the film industry.

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San Antonio's Feminist Film Festival kicks off October 10. Joyce Townsend produces the festival, and this year she's starting with a change that will highlight the newest filmmakers.

"We're going to kick it off with a series of short films from some students at Brackenridge High School.   They're very short films. They're almost PSAs by nature," Townsend explains.

After that they'll show a Sundance blockbuster, Woman On Fire.

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Filmed over five years, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the caregivers of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. Their lives are transformed overnight to 24/7 caregivers tasked with caring for their war-wounded. The film reveals the family dynamics, their relationships before the wounds of war, and the uncertainties that lie ahead.  

A fierce and independent storyteller, Haile Gerima has 40 years of experience creating globally recognized films about identity, independence and activism.

In the 70s, Gerima was a member of UCLA’s L.A. Rebellion Film Movement and he is currently a tenured professor at Howard University.