The Films: 2008

This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.

The total run time of this season's program is just under 90 minutes.

Please Note: Films are not formally rated, however, some content is not appropriate for children. We recommend that viewers be age 16+.

Breaking Boundries: The Sondra Van Ert Story

A documentary reflection on one female Olympic athlete's determination and success.

Daikon Ashi

A young girl struggles with adolescent rebellion and the reality of family ties.

Dona Ana / Mrs. Ana

A seller of medicinal plants shares the joys and hardships of her life along with her love of strawberries.

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Godir Gestir / Family Reunion

Katrin leaves New York to visit her native Iceland, in this whimsical tale of family secrets.


Iwona buys a box of happiness at a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.

Make A Wish

A young Palestinian girl will do whatever it takes to buy a birthday cake.

My Other Mother

When her baby sister dies, Margo’s other mother shows her how to grieve.


A pocket becomes an abstract metaphor for the journey of motherhood.

The Guarantee

A dancer's hilarious story about his prominent nose and the effect it has on his career.