POWFest: The Armor of Light

Series: POW Film Fest

Thursday, March 3 at 7:00pm  |  $9  | Buy Full Festival Pass HERE .


Directed by Abigail Disney / USA / 88 mins

What price conscience? Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture, and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground.


Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone / USA / 20 minutes

SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD is a 20 minute dramatic film about a tradeswoman named Laneice (Sidony O’neal) struggling to prove herself on her first day at a new job site. An outlier in a white, male-dominated workforce, she’s forced to navigate the crew’s reactions to her. When tensions rise, she receives inspiration from a surprising source in taking a stand to be recognized as the skilled worker she has become. The film brings to light the experience of many women of color working in a male-dominated industry like construction.


Directed by POWGirls 2015 / USA / 3 minutes

Young love is in bloom! A girl meets the plant of her dreams, but will it last?


Friday, March 4