Who Does She Think She Is? with Filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll Thursday, March 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll will be appearing at a special 7:30 p.m. screening of WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? on Thursday, March 5 to discuss her film with the audience. The film screening is at regular Ross prices.
Though feminism has made impressive strides in the plight of women, many are still forced to choose between careers and motherhood. This documentary looks at the realities of trying to balance work and family, especially in the lives of female artists. WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? enlists the help of both experts and women who are trying to create art of various forms as they try to raise children. Director Pamela Tanner Boll worked as an executive producer on the Oscar-winning documentary BORN INTO BROTHELS.
From the producing team, that won an Academy Award for Born Into Brothels, comes WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?, a film that examines some of the most pressing issues of our time: parenting and work, partnering and independence, economics and art. The film follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work outside the elite art world. From Hawaii’s Big Island to the suburbs of Ohio, from New York City to the deserts of New Mexico, we watch as these women—ranging in age from 27 to 65—fight to honor their vision and their families every day. Interviews with experts like Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art-Brooklyn Museum) and the Guerrilla Girls add a cultural context for these women’s uplifting journeys. It is not accolades they seek; it’s simply the radical opportunity to live whole. Pamela Tanner Boll co-executive produced the Academy award-winning film, Born into Brothels: The Kids of Calcutta's Red Light District. She is currently producing the film projects: Global Moms; Life on the Edge: True Stories of Doctors Without Borders; 9/12: From Chaos to Community; Kashmir; and In a Dream. Nancy C. Kennedy edited the Sundance Grand Jury winner Why We Fight (2005) and Sundance winners Thank You and Goodnight and Riding the Rails. She also co-directed and edited Bluegrass Journey and Who’s On First.
Who Does She Think She Is?
with Professors Carleen D. Sanchez,
Gerise Herndon, & Rachel M. Pokora
Sunday, March 8 at 2:45 p.m.
(following the 1:00 p.m. screening.)
Admission to the Movie Talk is open to the public and free. Admission to the screening is a regular Ross prices.
Rachel M. Pokora
Rachel M. Pokora, Professor of Communication and Gender Studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University, moved to Lincoln in 1996. Her areas of expertise include organizational communication, communication theory and communication and gender.
Dr. Gerise Herndon chairs the Gender Studies program at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she teaches Gender and the Art of Film and International Cinema. She has published on gender in West African cinema and on Caribbean women writers and filmmakers.
Carleen D. Sanchez
Dr. Sanchez is a broadly trained anthropologist with a variety of research interests including ancestral and contemporary Latin America, transnational feminism, and the politics of representation via the interrogation of visual media utilizing critical race theory, post-colonialist, feminist, and queer theory. As an anti-racist activist educator, she is a strong proponent of Ethnic Studies and teaches a freshman seminar at UNL on the subject. She was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) in 2008 and is a Program Co-chair for the 2009 NAES conference. Her current research/writing project is titled Frida Kahlo: Artist, Legend, Emblem of an Era. Written from a feminist and Latina perspective she seeks to reveal a more nuanced cultural reading of the artist placed in the context of 20th century Mexican society, contemporary US popular culture, and the international art scene.