This Steubenville documentary will leave you “seeing red”—and hopefully propel more people in every community to join the movement against violence.
If you think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is fiction, the chilling new independent documentary film from Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller about the widespread detention and criminal prosecution of pregnant women in the United States, will move you to organize for a new Mayday.
“How is this happening? How is this possible that people can send really specific death threats and that there is nothing being done? This project started so I could understand why and how that was happening. What were the systems that were allowing this to proliferate?”
“Context is everything. I wanted to make a film that no one could watch and still minimize what occurred or blame the victim.”
These series and films, out now, lend a glimpse into women’s experiences in the justice system—and in the midst of war.
A documentary 30 years in the making. A takedown of gender discrimination. Weaponizing data. And an award-winning documentary about an award-winning hero. This week’s picks tell the stories of incredible women.
The reality of mortality. A no-holds-barred look at history. The urgency of reckoning with race. And, of course, a complicated scandal. This week’s picks take on hard truths—and tell them well.
“Maiden” is a documentary about an exceptional woman at sea. “Chambermaid” is a true-to-life tale of a hardworking hotel housekeeper. Both are out now.
“Paris is Burning,” “Big Little Lies” and “Jessica Jones” are all making a comeback—and you won’t want to miss them.
“I grew up at a time when we actually believed we may make a revolution in this country: when women would be equal to men; when workers were paid a living wage; where health care would be universal. My friends were gay, straight, black and white, and I believe this is what gave me that zeal.”