WOCN® Movie Matinee: The Ripe Date

Date: April 19, 2024

Time: 01:00PM - 01:45PM

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“The Ripe Date” is the story of a creative woman, in her sixties, who is persuaded by her daughter to attempt online dating, while actively engaging in her career as an artist and art teacher. Her reluctance to meeting potential partners stems from her desire to focus on meaningful experiences, as well as her hidden health issues, which include having an ostomy. The bladder and ostomy are featured in her gallery show "Le Homage a la Vessie", a show which centers around the human body: the physical and emotional response to change and loss, at the intersection of art, identity and illness.

The Ripe Date was selected and awarded at the following international film festivals:

  • San Diego International Film Awards: Best Women Empowerment July 2023
  • International Cosmopolitan Festival of Tokyo: Best Women Empowerment Short August 2023
  • Arthouse Festival of Beverly Hills: Best Women Issue Short September 2023
  • Hamburg Indie Film Festival: Best Short Female Filmmaker September 2023
  • Santa Cruz Independent Film Festival: Best Female Director September 2023
  • Denver Movie Awards: Best Short September 2023
  • Munich Short Film Award: Best Female Director October 2023
  • Atlanta Movie Awards: Best Women in Film Short November 2023
  • Dublin Movie Awards: Best Mobile Phone Short December 2023
  • The New York Downtown Short Film Festival: Special Jury Award December 2023
  • Hispanic International Film Festival: Inspirational January 2024
  • Brooklyn International Short Awards: Best Feminist Film March 2024

Learner Outcome: Following this activity, 95% of learners will report increased confidence in identifying issues an ostomate may have with body image and quality of life related to living with an ostomy.

Contact Hour(s): 0.75


This event is part of WOC Nurse Week 2024!
This year for WOC Nurse Week 2024, April 14-22, WOCN is ready to shine the spotlight on each and every one of our members who consistently deliver stellar care, compassion, and expertise to patients in need. Just like the legendary performers who grace the stage with their talent and passion, you bring your own brand of magic to the healthcare arena. Your dedication to excellence, your unwavering commitment to your patients, and your ability to navigate complex changes with grace and skill make you the *WOC stars* of the medical world.

To help you prepare for WOC Nurse week we invite you to visit wocn.org/wocnurseweek2024 and download special resources to help you make the most out of your celebrations this year.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Disclaimer: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.
  • Complete/submit the online evaluation.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Relevant Financial Relationships: The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships with ANCC/ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose.