We are proud to present the following works in progress program.
Sunday Feb. 10, 2013 3:30PM James Room – 4th Floor Barnard Hall
A Quiet Inquisition
Directors: Alessandra Zeka & Holen Kahn
A doctor must choose between breaking the law or breaking everything she stands for.
This is the reality of living in Nicaragua, one of the six countries in the world where the termination of any pregnancy is illegal and actively prosecuted — even if it’s a result of rape or incest, or its the only way to save a woman’s life.
Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray
Director and Writer: Kristi Zea
Documentary [US] English,10 minutes
Synopsis: Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray traces the life and work of this remarkable woman, whose paintings established her as a veritable iconoclast of the 20th Century art world. From an impoverished childhood to struggling as a single mother, Elizabeth fought to play in a man’s world and have it all.
Director, Executive Producer and Writer:
Documentary [IT] English, French, Italian,
Japanese, Preview 14 minutes
Synopsis: Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.
Girls Gone Vinyl : The Untold Story of Female DJs
Directors: Yevgenya Feterovich & David London
Documentary [US] English, 16 minutes
Synopsis: What does it take to make it in a man’s world? In electronic music industry, male DJs outnumber females by almost one hundred to one. We traveled the world to find out why and talked to female DJs about their struggles
and successes, what inspires them and what drives them.
Missing in Action: The Women behind Television’s Golden Age
Directors: Molly Sackler and Jason Wulkowicz
Documentary [US] English, 13 minutes
Synopsis: Missing in Action is the untold story of the unsung women who helped invent television in post WWII New York. Largely uncredited, they were television’s first directors, producers, writers, and production assistants; but no one knows who
they are today. They were pioneers in a new medium with old rules.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Director: Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy
Documentary [US] English
Synopsis: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry tells the story of the brilliant, impassioned women who launched the women’s liberation movement in the 1960’s. Brimming with personal stories, dramatic re-enactments and humor, the film shows the birth of a tempestuous, far-reaching movement. By fighting for equal rights
and reproductive choice, they changed gender politics forever — and started a
The works in progress program is sponsored by Chicken and Egg Pictures.
Judith Helfand, Cofounder/Director of Creative & Strategic Development Chicken & Egg Pictures and Peabody Award winning filmmaker, will moderate the Works in Progress panel.