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"A Girl's Life: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn D. Valadez"
2005-06-25 until 2005-07-26
ProArts Gallery
Oakland, CA, USA United States of America

Pro Arts and Vaquera Films are pleased to invite you to "A Girl's Life", an exhibition of video installations featuring short adaptations from the feature length documentary of the same name, directed and produced by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn D. Valadez. "A Girl's Life" explores the experiences of four young girls during the transformative years between the ages of nine and thirteen. The exhibition will present four separate short-video installations created by the featured subjects Esmeralda, Ariana, Rosie and Isha.

Each video examines highly topical subjects from the ranging perspectives of these young girls. For this exhibition the gallery space will be transformed into separate rooms. Each room will physically embody the subject of the featured video through installations devised by each of the girls. Isha's interest in fashion offers a view into her perceptions about body issues and cross-cultural values. Rosie interviews her friends at school to create a profile of understanding about how kids view adults and the politics of the world around them. With the use of stop action animation, using popular "pre-teen" dolls, Ariana's classic story of the dangers of gossip come to life in "The Truth About Gossip." Esmeralda has created "The Esmeralda Villalobos Show"--one part OPRAH and one part pre-teen comedy. Esme hosts as 3 middle school archetypes get "make overs."

The feature length documentary "A Girl's Life" was shot in Mini-DV over a period of four years. It has been produced and directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez. Guevara-Flanagan has an extensive background as an educator, filmmaker and editor for television and film. Her film "El Corrido de Cecilia Rosas" (1999) was praised at the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently licensed by the Sundance Channel. Valadez has worked extensively as a social worker, youth development specialist and consultant for community and national service programs. Additionally she served as the co-founder for a nationally recognized AmeriCorps program BAYAC, which was documented in the film "Everyday Heroes" by Rick Goldsmith and Abby Ginzberg.

"A Girl's Life" has been funded by The Community Action Fund of the Women's Foundation, The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Fund, Pioneer Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, Open Meadows, BAVC Videomakers Award and many private donors. The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between Vaquera Films and Pro Arts.

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