Women With Altitude is a documentary about American and Bolivian women's strength to move beyond domestic violence. Seven women set out from San Francisco to climb high-altitude (5,500-6,000m) peaks in the Bolivian Andes. But they are not just seven women, they are survivors and activists on domestic violence. The climb becomes a breathtaking visual metaphor for the strength women find in themselves to overcome colossal ordeals in their lives. They discover their Bolivian counterparts face an uphill battle of their own, lacking a single shelter in La Paz, the capital of more than 1 million inhabitants. But three local activists prove resilient and resourceful, on the issues as much as on the snowy trek.Beset by winter storms, dissension, rockfall, and altitude sickness, braving the failure and fatalities of other teams on the mountain, the Women With Altitude go for the final 20,000 ft summit with the help of world-famous climbers Willie and Damian Benegas and the Bolivian mindset of querer es poder--you're stronger than you know.
Friday May 28, 2010 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Doral Ballroom4400 N.W. 87 Avenue, Doral Florida 33178 USA