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, 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. 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).
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 a member of DGA, AMPAS, a 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.
Regina K Scully, V (Eve Ensler), Gloria Steinem
Jenny Warburg, Kim Agnew, Ruth Ann Harnisch
Abigail E. Disney, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Amy Scholder
S. Mona Sinha, James Costa, Simon Kilmurry, Matthew Perniciaro,Shelly Leslie
RAINN(Rape,Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
NOW is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
Founded by V (formerly Eve Ensler), activist and author of the The Vagina Monologues, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against all women (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence), girls and the planet. V-Day believes that when art and activism come together, they have the power to transform systems and change culture.
UltraViolet is a community of one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism.
In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc.centers, Girls Inc., focuses on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths.. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
READ MORE BY & ABOUT ANDREA DWORKIN
Hereare some of Andrea Dworkin’s books to borrow from your local library, purchase online or from your favorite independent bookstore:
Queer feminist American scholar and video maker, Alexandra Juhasz, invited Pratibha Parmar, woman of color feminist and queer British filmmaker, to talk together about her most recent film, My Name Is Andrea, after a premiere screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in June.
"My Name is Andrea relocates Andrea Dworkin in the history of American white feminism. Dworkin was long pigeonholed as a pleasure-hating militant, who waged war on porn. The film recovers her core demand that women be able to live lives as full human beings. The film brings back to life her charismatic combination of anger and humor, just as it shows her unafraid to be strident and impatient."
"One of the wonderful things about watching the clips chosen byPratibha Parmar, particularly of Andrea’s speeches, is that it’s so easy to see how vulnerable it made her to stand up on stage but she forges ahead with such an eloquent rage."
"Decades before #MeToo, the iconoclastic feminist, writer and public intellectual Andrea Dworkin called out sexism and rape culture with revolutionary flair. But culture was not kind to the outspoken Dworkin, and her impact was lost among a cacophony of controversy. With this film, the viewer is invited to reconsider the legacy of one of the most misunderstood figures of the 20th century."
"My Name is Andrea highlights the views of one of the most polarising figures of the feminist movement(s). Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar unearths great archival footage and cleverly uses performers to bring Dworkin’s words to life."
"In the film Pratibha Parmar uses thrilling archive to tell Dworkin’s story, such as the impassioned 'do you hear the silence?' speech to the Cambridge Union that lamented the untold numbers of female and ethnic voices that were never heard throughout the telling of western history."
"Director Pratibha Parmar’s diverse cast underscores the core idea: Dworkin is an everywoman. Though she was an idiosyncratic figure, she fully believed, and the filmmakers want to make clear, that her experiences reflect those of most women — especially in the areas of rape and domestic violence."
"Parmar shows us that Andrea Dworkin was so much more than a contentious personality in iconic denim overalls, but rather, a brilliant writer and speaker whose righteous anger spurred a revolution in consciousness about rape culture, pornography and the abuse of power."
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