Feminism / Films

In Honor of Women’s History Month, ‘Bitch Flicks’ Features Female-Centered Biopic and Documentary Series

March commemorates Women’s History Month. I’ve written before about why Women’s History Month still matters. Textbooks, historical novels and films often omit or diminish women’s voices, stories and struggles. Media often writes women out of history. That’s why this is the perfect time to take a look at biopics and documentaries featuring women. All this … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / TV

Documentary ‘Miss Representation’ Premiering on OWN Is a Must-See Film

If you have cable, you simply must watch the phenomenal documentary Miss Representation, airing TOMORROW night, 10/20 at 9pm EST on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. I had the privilege to see it at the Athena Film Festival in NYC earlier this year. “The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / TV

Warriors & Peacemakers: Innovative PBS Documentary Series ‘Women, War and Peace’ Explores Women’s Role in Conflict

Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. As crystallized in the coverage of the North African revolutions, journalists, media pundits and the public often forget women’s participation in conflict and security. When people discuss war, they often don’t take women or gender into account. Women become the forgotten collateral. Yet they consistently play a pivotal role. Women govern and … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Start a !WAR: Documentary “!Women Art Revolution” Unveils Convergence of Feminism, Activism and Art

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Let’s play a game.  Name three artists…go on.  Now who comes to mind?  Picasso?  Monet?  Michelangelo?  Now what if I asked you to name three female artists.  You probably would think of Frida Kahlo or Georgia O’Keefe.  But what about other women like Judy Chicago, Kathe Kollwitz, Ana Mendieta or Miranda July?  … Continue reading

Veganism

The Devil Wears Fur (and Prada): Documentary ‘Skin Trade’ Exposes the Truth about Fur in the Fashion Industry

The exquisite Chanel jackets…the lush Prada bags…the sexy Jimmy Choo shoes…I love watching the movie The Devil Wears Prada; getting lost in the eye candy whirlwind of NYC and high fashion.  Like many people, flipping through the glossy pages of fashion magazines excites yet soothes me; it’s escapist fun.  But I also know that there’s … Continue reading

Veganism

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: New Documentary ‘FRESH’ Provides Hope on Sustainable Food Movement

As you all know, I love movies and I love food.  This past Friday night, I fused those two passions as I saw the new documentary FRESH playing at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square.  Directed and produced by Ana Sofia Joanes, it focuses on the shift away from industrialized factory farming and the farmers … Continue reading