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Documentary film on Andrea Dworkin

Sunday 6 September 2020, by siawi3


« My name is Andrea »


September 4, 2020 at 6:58 pm


A Film by Pratibha Parmar

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

My Name Is Andrea, a genre defying film explores the visceral effects of male violence on women’s psyches and bodies through the compelling verbatim writings of radical feminist Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005).

The original ‘nasty woman’, Dworkin’s experience of male violence was the unflinching compass for her writings.

My Name Is Andrea imaginatively interweaves dramatized personas, archival footage and interviews to create an arc of one life as dramatic as the decades in which it unfolded and speaks directly to the #MeToo movement of today.

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.

On Instagran, images of the film “My name is Andrea”: here