Maker Bolder and Her Turf Documentary Team Up To Empower Girls

Documentary Short Film Featuring Three Female Football Referees Partners with MakerBolder for a Community Screening at the Dairy Arts Center to Empower Girls

Award-winning documentary, Her Turf the Untold Story about Three Female Football Referees, is partnering with MakerBolder a non-profit in Boulder, CO, that connects tinkerers, hackers, geeks and artists with a hands-on experiences through STEAM Fest, Girls Explore and more, for a community screening on Sunday, October 20th, at starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. 

During this immersive and interactive community screening and event, Colorado documentarian Shantel Hansen will share her experiences making the documentary film “Her Turf” and attendees will get to view the film. Participants will get to ask questions and share their opinions and feedback about the documentary with filmmaker, Shantel Hansen. Following the discussion, participants will be introduced to storyboarding and create their own storyboards during a break-out session. 

In addition, A Maker Lab hosted by The Hopper, Talk to the Camera, and The Spark Performing and Creative Arts will precede the film and break-out activities.  Parents are encouraged to explore this exciting topic with their young film enthusiast.   

“Girls and their parents can come to this immersive film screening and see the inspiring stories of these female sports pioneers as well as learning from Shantel Hansen, a devoted storyteller and filmmaker,” says Martha Lanaghen, Maker Bolder Executive Director. “This Girls Explore event will be truly unique way for girls to explore their own storytelling passions, and tap in to their own voice.”

Hansen is a first time director and producer. She filmed in seven different locations from 2015-2018. Her Turf has been selected in sixteen different film festivals across the nation since April and won four awards including SeriesFest Best Unscripted. “We are excited to launch our community screening series focusing a grassroots efforts with an interactive tool for every voice to be heard while empowering youth of all ages,” comments Shantel Hansen. “Part of the proceeds from this screening will go towards the Gwendolyn Smith Fund that supports women referees and officials with childcare scholarships to attend training camps and clinics,” states Hansen. 

Purchase Tickets here:  http://tickets.thedairy.org/online/MakerBolder