Sarah J Grant 2011 Winners

Abby Moser

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC shows how young women in the United States and Britian formed the feminist punk subculture “Riot Grrrl”. “Riot Grrrl” challenged the male-dominated underground alternative music scene and a corporate controlled music industry while creating a supportive environment for young women to “come out” as powerful agents of their own music, sexuality, and representations.

 

Susan Mogul

Rude Girls, is a contemporary inter-generational portrait of feminist artists spanning three generations. Susan’s personal and performative feature length documentary captures the conscious naughtiness of women who reinvent themselves, their art, and the place they inhabit. Her vision is fueled by her curiosity about female relationships (particularly the impact mothers have on their daughters’ art-making), her own autobiography and one’s drive to create art within the reverberating microcosm of LA.

 

Lana Wilson

Trust Women is a feature-length documentary that paints a vivid portrait of the lives of four physicians that provide late-term abortions. After the assassination of Dr. Geoge Tiller in Kansas last June, these four physicians, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Shelley Sella, and Dr. Susan Robinson are among the few doctors who publicly acknowledge that they provide such services. As a result, they have become the new targets of the “pro-life” movement for doing what some call “murder”. Yet despite the perilousness of their actions, these doctors continue to daily risk their lives for what they believe literally saves lives.