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March 12, 2018

Lisa Klein joins us to discuss her new film, The S-Word, which follows suicide survivors on their inspiring, and at times, tragic, road to regaining their lives. In an intimate discussion, Lisa discusses her own personal experience with this tragedy and shares her advice for the steps we can all take to help our troubled loved ones. She also touches on the importance of mental health care, the relationship between survivorship and the #MeToo movemen...

January 23, 2018

Renee Tajima-Peña discusses her interdisciplinary Emmy-nominated documentary, No Más Bebés, and shares what she learned while helping tell the story of women involved in the little-known reproductive justice case, Madrigal v. Quiligan.

No Más Bebés tells the story of Latinas who were sterilized shortly after giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1970s. What inspired you to make this documentary?

I came of age during the...

April 25, 2017

Through Irja Lloyd and Lucille Alpert's wit, compassion, and insight, Sunset Story—which is produced by Caroline Libresco & Eden Wurmfeldreveals the complexities and realities of growing old and how to think about aging and death. Here we speak to the Director, Laura Gabbert, as she shares how she formed an unexpected relationship with two of its most outspoken and charming members in this character-driven documentary.

What drew you to this particu...

April 11, 2017

Virginia Espino discusses how she discovered her hometown's dark history of forced sterilization in grad school and how life lead her to make her first documentary about the untold injustice with Renee Tajima-Peña, which continues to add to the ongoing conversation of reproductive justice.  


 

Can you share some of your personal story and how growing up in LA influenced you and the research work you do? 



It’s an LA story, the sterilizations too...

January 11, 2017

Rodrigo Reyes speaks on the path and pain of migrant workers, and why he believes it's more crucial than ever to humanize those at the center of this national conversation.

Where did you draw your inspiration for Lupe Under the Sun/Bajo el Sol?  
 

Lupe came from a very interesting series of coincidences. At first I wanted to make a documentary about peach pickers in the California fields. As I was preparing for that film, I discovered that my family...

June 12, 2015

Last week Indiewire featured Sarah Feinbloom as a Woman to Watch. See below for a portion of the interview, or click here to read the full article.

 

It was 1992, and the Rodney King riots were being felt across the country, especially amongst the high school students filing into Sarah Feinbloom’s Ancient History class at Boston Latin School in Massachusetts.

 

“My students were riled by the riots. They couldn’t concentrate. I felt like what I was teach...

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