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Women's Studies

Award-winning documentary "Feminist: Stories From Women's Liberation" from filmmaker Jennifer Lee

 

This event will take place in Fall 2013 – date, time, and location TBD.  It is free and open to the campus community.

 

About the filmmaker

 

‌‌Jennifer Lee is an entertainment professional, a feminist, a writer, and a filmmaker. She works towards developing a stronger female narrative in American culture through media and politics.

With an extensive background in the feature film industry, she has held the title of producer, editor, visual effects compositor, and documentary filmmaker. She began her career at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic.  Her many credits include, "Ghost," "Back To The Future 2," "Hook," "Forrest Gump," "The Ring," "Pirates Of The Caribbean 2," "Beowulf."

Jennifer’s recently completed documentary “Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation,” won “Best of the Festival” for documentary at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. It is a film exploring the significance of the second wave of the women’s liberation movement on our lives. As a mother Jennifer understands how important it is for girls to understand the significance of the feminist revolution and its affect on women’s lives. The film includes interviews with NOW founder Betty Friedan, authors and activists Gloria Steinem, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Frances M. Beal, Robin Morgan, Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Betita Martinez, and many other feminists.

As a prominent speaker, Jennifer works to connect the importance of history as women along with seeing women as leaders. Speaking engagements include the Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Hampshire College, The Women, Action and Media National Conference, UCLA, and the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Her father was a New York City police officer and her mother was a social worker. She is originally from Staten Island, New York and moved to Atlanta, Georgia when she was a child. During her high school years she lived in the Atlanta Friends Meeting House (Quaker). She has identified as a feminist since she was about nine years old.