A Woman's Place

2013 Festival

Thur, May 2 @ 6:30 pm; Sun, May 5 @ 11:00 am

A woman’s place may be in a portrait hanging in Rideau Hall … if that woman is Queen Elizabeth II. Or it may be in the shops of Tehran searching for a forbidden item for a daughter who’s starting school. Or it may be on horseback retracing the trails of previous generations of Willmore Wilderness women. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker Susan Feddema-Leonard (WOMEN OF WILLMORE WILDERNESS) and artist Phil Richards (A ROYAL COMMISSION).

Films in this package

A Royal Commission

From the techniques he used to conceptualize and plan the painting to its unveiling at Rideau Hall in 2012, this fascinating documentary reveals the creative process of Canadian artist Phil Richards who was commissioned in 2010 to paint a life-sized portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in celebration of her 60 years as monarch. Won Best…


Soniya is excited about going into the first grade and buying school supplies, especially a Barbie backpack. It is forbidden in some schools, so she is very happy when her mother finds one for her. But her happiness is short-lived when she learns that she will have to conform to certain restrictions. Won Best Short…

Women of Willmore Wilderness

This documentary shares the stories of women, past and present, as they reveal how their experiences in mountain culture deeply inspired them. Meet free-thinking individuals who blazed trails into a man’s rugged world. There’ll be a Q&A with Susan Feddema-Leonard after the screening.