Embracing the innovative technology of the Go-Pro camera, MOTHERTIME is a personal video diary that takes us on a corporeal journey in parenting via a small HD camera mounted on the filmmaker and her toddler over a year and a half period. By using a very small, portable camera worn by both mother and child, or left on any surface and turned on and off remotely, this video is a real-time, sensorial journey spanning the frenetic to mundane. Limited to scenes of domesticity, the intimate, whimsical and, sometimes claustrophobic diary footage reveal the endless loop of play and daily motherhood against the subtle growth spurts of the filmmaker’s daughter. Early mobility, language acquisition and increasing child independence provide an intimate perspective of the mother–child relationship, intentionally blurring where the mother ends and the child begins. Like a feminist Leviathan, the video disrupts expectations as the audience itself becomes the mother-child.
MOTHERTIME focuses on the in-between moments of mom raising her daughter. As audiences peer through this window, the snapshot documents a relationship in emergence
What Happened to Her (2016)
WHAT HAPPENED TO HER is a forensic exploration of our cultural obsession with images of the dead woman on screen. Interspersing found footage from police procedural films and television shows and one actor’s experience of playing the part of a corpse, the film offers a meditative critique on the trope of the dead female body.
The visual narrative of the genre, one reinforced through its intense and pervasive repetition, is revealed as a highly structured pageant. Concurrently, the experience of physical invasion and exploitation voiced by the actor pierce the fabric of the screened fantasy. The result is recurring and magnetic film cliche laid bare.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012/13)
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN!looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
Going on 13 (2008/9)
From Tweety Bird to Bow Wow, double dutch to chat rooms, Daddy's girls to first deceptions, watch as Ariana, Isha, Rosie, and Esme let go of childhood and fumble — or sprint — toward an uncertain future. This is puberty and for each of these girls of color, it’s a whirlwind of change and new choices. Without flinching, GOING ON 13 enters their world as they negotiate the precious, precarious moments between being a little girl and becoming a young woman.
El Corrido de Cecilia Rios (1999)
EL CORRIDO DE CECILIA RIOS is an inspiring documentary about the life and death of one teenage girl. When the life of Cecilia Rios is tragically cut short by her brutal murder, a group of teens comes together to commemorate her life and speak out about the violence that intersects their lives. Using the traditional structure of the Mexican ballad and featuring the music of the acclaimed folkloric group, Los Cenzontles,EL CORRIDO DE CECILIA RIOS offers a unique entry into the lives of Latino youth and an empowering narrative about community healing.
Love and Strife (1999-2006)
The Love And Strifecollection positions a blow up doll within the four primordial elements of the universe: air, water, earth and fire. Her apparent destruction by these indestructible elements offers a cathartic release of the image of woman cast into the grotesque plastic mold of a life-sized doll.