While the 2016 election catalyzed the Women’s March and a new era of feminist activism, Tamika Mallory and Erika Andiola have been fighting for their communities for years. Their stories expose the fundamental connection between the personal and the political, and asks: how can intersectionality birth a new social justice movement?
Q&A to follow the screening with: Sophie Ellman-Golan ’14, Director of Communications and Digital Outreach Women’s March & Ruchi Mital, Producer, This is Personal
Director Bio: Amy Berg is a critically acclaimed, Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. Her first film, Deliver Us from Evil, was nominated for an Academy Award and a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary in 2007. She went on to direct West of Memphis, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, received a BAFTA nomination, and won the WGA Documentary Screenplay Award. Other films include: Every Secret Thing, An Open Secret, Prophet’s Prey, and Janis: Little Girl Blue which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals followed by a theatrical release in fall 2015. Amy’s latest doc series DOGS is currently on Netflix and Berg’s highly anticipated series on the Adnan Syed Case will air March 2019 on HBO.
Ruchi Mital is an independent producer with a creative writing and social justice background. In 2014, Ruchi produced the feature documentary, We Could Be King, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary, as well as the follow up series, Hell Week [ESPN]. Her next film, Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Ruchi returned to Sundance in 2019 with the feature documentary, This is Personal, which examines the promise and challenges of an intersectional feminist movement. This Spring, HBO will air a four-part documentary series Ruchi produced over more than three years, The Case Against Adnan Syed. The series examines a potential wrongful conviction case from 1999, made popular by the podcast Serial.