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      Lunafest Empowers Women

      Members of Central Missouri Community Action hosted their second annual Lunafest.

      Dozens of Mid-Missouri women spent their Sunday afternoon relaxing and learning at Columbia??s Blue Note theatre.

      Members of Central Missouri Community Action hosted their second annual Lunafest.

      The event is a travelling film festival of short films made by women.

      Lunafest benefits the Breast Cancer Fund and Central Missouri Community Action.

      Organizers said the films help empower women to achieve self-reliance.

      Event organizer Pamela Beerup said, ??They are all just an amazing depiction of women??s issues like motherhood, breaking barriers, cultural diversity, friendships, relationships, growing up and things like that. It covers a whole wide range of issues that women deal with on a daily basis.??

      Organizers only choose 9 of more than 900 short films submitted to the Sundance Film Festival for Lunafest.