This is a film like no other — lyrical and journalistic, placed in time and also timeless. And now that Andrea Dworkin's words are turning out to predict headlines, from Times Up! to the gender of terrorism, this film will illuminate what's going on and help us know what to do.
— Gloria Steinem
as Wild Child
Amandla Stenberg is best known for her portrayal of Rue in The Hunger Games. Amandla appears in the visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016). In March 2016 Fox 2000 won a heated bidding war for Angela Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give, with Amandla attached to star in the lead role. The actress appears in the YA adaptation Everything, Everything (2017), the Amma Asante World War II vehicle Where Hands Touch (2018), the sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds (2018), and the crime drama The Hate U Give (2018).
Stéphanie Sokolinski, aka Soko, is an award winning French singer-songwriter, musician and actress. As an actress she is known for Her (2013), The Dancer (2016) and Augustine (2012). She was nominated for a Cesar, France’s highest acting award in 2010 & 2017.
American actress and political activist Ashley Judd grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, (Frida & Double Jeopardy) she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism. IMDB Profile
Christine Lahti has been working in the film industry for nearly four decades after her initial breakthrough role in ...And Justice For All. Just five years later, she would receive her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the film Swing Shift. She would also garner an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for her movie, Lieberman in Love, in which she starred and directed. She has also won a Golden Globe for her work on Chicago Hope, and can be seen in the hit NBC show, The Blacklist. While maintaining an incredibly successful film and television career, she also has developed a noteworthy Broadway career, starting with her 1980 Broadway debut in Loose Ends. Recently on the stage, she completed a run as ‘Gloria Steinem’ in the hit off-Broadway play, GLORIA: A Life. Christine is currently starring in the CBS show, Evil, created by Michelle and Robert King.
Andrea Riseborough is an English actress. She made her film debut in Venus (2006), and has subsequently appeared in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham (all 2010), W.E. (2011), Shadow Dancer, Disconnect (both 2012), Welcome to the Punch, Oblivion (both 2013), Birdman (2014), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Battle of the Sexes and The Death of Stalin (both 2017), Nancy (2018) and The Kindness of Strangers (2019).
Outside of film, Riseborough received a BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the television film The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), and won critical acclaim for her performances in the Channel 4 miniseries The Devil's Whore (2008) and National Treasure (2016). Her stage credits include August Strindberg's Miss Julie and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, both 2006), and Anton Chekhov's Ivanov (West End, 2008) IMDB Profile
Writer | Director
Pratibha Parmar has an exemplary track record as a director of vision for her pioneering documentaries and dramas. An award-winning filmmaker and a human rights activist, her work has received international recognition and widely exhibited at film festivals, art galleries and on BBC and PBS. Her bold and visually arresting films explore and capture untold stories often on the margins. Pratibha was awarded the ICON award at the London Indian Film Festival in 2017, honored with The Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival and is a past winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award. Pratibha's doc, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth (2014) was broadcast on American Masters on PBS, kicking off Black History month. The film received the Jury Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Pratibha is an Associate Professor in the Film Program at California College of Arts in San Francisco, a member of the DGA, AMPAS, Sundance Institute Alum and CEO at Kali Films.
Shaheen is a Sundance Institute Alum and CEO at Kali Films and Kali8 Productions where she produced the documentary ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH (2013) for ITVS, PBS | American Masters Series, BOS (NL) and the BBC (UK). The film premiered in the UK to two sold out performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland CA. Shaheen is involved in structuring international co-productions, raising finance to all aspects of production, post-production, deliverables to distribution. Shaheen has also collaborated with Pratibha as Production Designer on Pratibha's films notably EMERGENCE, SARI RED, KHUSH to A PLACE OF RAGE, and WARRIOR MARKS. Shaheen has also worked as an Architect, Project Manager, and CEO for over 25 years in the UK Construction Industry and brings this discipline, rigour and creative expertise to documentary filmmaking.
Amy Scholder is the producer of DISCLOSURE (Netflix), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020. She is a leader in independent publishing and LGBT activism; produces events, conferences, and festivals; and has been managing imprints in the nonprofit and independent publishing worlds for over two decades. She is an editor-at-large for City Lights Books; and co-edited the collection, Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin, published by MIT Press in 2019.
Kartik, started his journey with a BFA in Applied arts and quickly graduated to cinematography from The Los Angeles Film School.
With over 400 advertising commercials, 7 feature films and multiple shorts including Moon Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014, he has worked on films that have snagged honours at some leading festivals including the Cannes Lions for advertising.
His feature, ‘Manto’, directed by Nandita Das premiered at Cannes 2018 in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section.
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