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GAME GIRLS 4th Monday Community Screening November 28, 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 7pm PST

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Community Documentary Screening

A Virtual Experience


directed by Alina Skrzeszewska

For GAME GIRLS, Alina and her production team started an 18-months-long drama-therapy workshop program open to all women in the community and facilitated by a Registered Drama-Therapist. In the workshop, the women are personally challenged as they struggle to connect with their memories, hopes, and long lost dreams, sometimes buried underneath a history of trauma, addiction, incarceration, and poverty.


The women of GAME GIRLS are mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and girlfriends. Alina Skrzeszewska films each of them with great sensibility, creating powerful portraits of women whose faces and bodies carry histories of trauma. Like evocative landscapes, they invite us to look beyond what is visible, thus allowing a new perspective on complex social issues exacerbated by poverty (such as childhood trauma, domestic violence, drug abuse, mental health issues, discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation, police brutality, incarceration).


They are all struggling to transform their lives. They are forging new identities that will bring them closer to the life they once dreamed of. As they continue to live in a rough environment, they are attending the workshop, allowing themselves to be vulnerable and hopeful once again. This transformative process is captured in a deeply intimate way, making GAME GIRLS a visceral and immersive cinematic experience for the audience. We recognize ourselves in these women, and find our prejudices and misconceptions challenged.


Alina Skrzeszewska

Alina Skrzeszewska was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1977. Her family emigrated to West Germany and she grew up in Munich. She studied stage design, art and media at the Berlin University of the Arts and film and video at California Institute of the Arts. From 2007 to 2008 she lived in a hotel on Skid Row in Los Angeles, a neighbourhood which inspired several of her films. Her first feature-length documentary SONGS FROM THE NICKEL screened at international festivals and won a number of awards. Her feature length documentary GAME GIRLS had its world premiere in the Panorama Dokumente section of the Berlinale 2018.



Monday, November 28, 2022
7:00pm - 9:30pm PST

  • To view the film via Zoom Share Screen and participate in the Q&A with the filmmaker, everyone must RSVP by Sunday, 11.27.22 at 12:00PM to badwestla3@gmail.com.
  • Only all who RSVP, will be sent the Zoom link for the screening and Q&A on Sunday11.27.22 after 5pm.
  • Screening and Q&A with the filmmaker are both on Monday, 11.27.22 from 7pm - 9:30pm PST via Zoom.


Looking forward to a great screening and lively discussion!


December 2022

No screening due to the holiday.



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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program. www.fulcrumarts.org

The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.