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.
Part bio, part memoir, Mom’s Move is an intergenerational film about mothers and daughters, women and photography, remembering and forgetting, and the tension between women’s private and public selves. Rhoda Mogul, housewife and mother of six, was a lifelong avid amateur photographer. Her creative drive – though confined to the home – had a major influence on my public life as an artist and filmmaker.
Mom’s Move portrays the relationship between two artists: an unconventional fifties housewife, and myself, her boomer feminist daughter. When Mom sold her house in 2012 at the age of 88, it was both a closure and a point of departure. Mom’s loss of both home and memory was my loss as well. This propelled me to excavate her archive of photography, and ruminate upon our enduring connection through the photographic image.
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.