Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
is holding an online Film Festival this year.
June 12, 13, and 14
It is FREE and tickets are now available!


For more information about the project, go to: qwocmap.org/festival. And here’s the link to the festival website. From there you can get to the tickets: festival2020.qwocmap.org

Bay Area OLOC is a longtime community partner of the festival and project and will be featured with a one-minute introduction on Saturday evening. Also, one of our National OLOC Steering Committee members, María Cora, 1953, made a film through this project.

The introduction video features Susan Chacin, 1945, and Ginny Garrett, 1946. Watch the video. It is in the process of being captioned, but is not done yet. The script is below. One charming part is that their dog chimes in a few times. We don’t see him, but we hear his voice. I think he is saying “OLOC is great! Be sure to see the movies!”

A documentary about the Lesbian community in Albuquerque in the 1970s and 1980s called The Whistle will show Saturday night. The films are short subjects, both documentary and dramas, most made by first time or emerging writers/directors/producers. Tickets are free and unlimited. QWOCMAP holds workshops for Lesbians of Color around the country and their Executive Director, Madeline L., is making a documentary about OLOC member and author Jewelle Gomez, 1948.

Here are Susan and Ginny. If you live outside the Bay Area but go to National OLOC Gatherings, you most likely have met them.

Here is the partial script:

Susan: Hello Sisters and Friends! I’m Susan Chacin with OLOC—Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. I’m almost 75, and this is my spouse Ginny.

Ginny: I’m only 74. We announce our ages in OLOC because we’re PROUD of being OLD. OLOC’s mission is to eliminate the oppression of ageism and to stand in solidarity against all other oppressions.

Susan: As dykes confronting this pandemic, you can see how ageism threatens us. There are even elected officials saying, “Let the old folks die!”

Ginny: OLOC is an organization of Lesbians over 60. Membership in Bay Area OLOC is free and in normal times we hold daylong meetings, retreats in Napa, and a picnic in July.

Susan: But we have to figure out new ways to meet our needs during this pandemic. And that’s why it’s so exciting to be partnering with QWOCMAP because we can offer this festival to members here and around the country!  

Ginny: If you’re an Old Lesbian, or if you know one, go to O L O C dot org and check us out!”