The years of 1966 to 1971 saw women in America take a great leap forward in consciousness and activism as they fought for their rights and created a movement so powerful that changed the course of history. Women’s voices could no longer be ignored. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the emergence of radical factions of women’s liberation to street theatrics and performance of the time, artfully combining dramatisations and archival footage to recount the stories of brilliant women who fought for their own equality without ignoring the complexities of the movement regarding race, class and sexuality. Join the documentary’s Director Mary Dore in conversation with Vibha Bakshi, Filmmaker & Director of Daughters of Mother India and Nishtha Jain, Filmmaker & Director of Gulabi Gang as they discuss the rise of social commentary & depictions of sisterhood in film and their own works that also feature urgent rallying cries to the next generation. The evening will include the screening of select clips from the film and will be moderated by Anamika Chakravorty, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S Consulate General Mumbai.
Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival. She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 13/WNET in New York. She produced and co-directed the feature documentary The Good Fight: the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals. She has produced dozens of television documentaries for PBS, New York Times TV, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Her TV work has won Emmys, Cine Golden Eagles, and Cable Ace Awards. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two sons.Read more
Nishtha Jain is an independent Indian filmmaker. She studied film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Together with Smriti Nevatia, Jain created an independent documentary outfit Raintree Films based in Mumbai. Her films have received numerous awards and have been extensively shown in international film festivals, broadcast on international TV networks and regularly shown in schools and colleges in India and abroad. Her documentary Gulabi Gang, based on the life of Sampat Pal Devi has received the Best Film on Social Issues, and the Best Non Feature Film Editing at the 61st National Film Awards.Read more
Vibha Bakshi is a National Award winning filmmaker and Co-Producer / Co-Director with Oscar winner Maryann Deleo. A former business reporter for CNBC, Vibha has studied Journalism and Broadcasting from Boston University and New York University. Vibha’s films have been aired on HBO and Lifetime TV in the United States. Her films include TERROR AT HOME, a film which was part of the United States Government’s Emmy Award winning campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE, HBO’s highly acclaimed film on Global Warming. Her latest film is ‘DAUGHTERS OF MOTHER INDIA’ is this year’s winner of the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues, awarded by President of India. This is the highest honour in Indian Films.Read more
Anamika Chakravorty is the Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, where she oversees the American Library; visiting U.S. speakers; student and visitor exchanges; and a variety of thematic programs. She joined the Department of State in 2004, and has served as a diplomat in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Washington, DC, and most recently, in Vienna, Austria, at the US Mission to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. In the course of her career, Anamika has worked on issues of human rights, trafficking in persons, domestic politics in host countries, and democratization. She has also directly supported the Office of the Secretary of State, and negotiated counter narcotics resolutions and Ministerial declarations in international fora. Anamika obtained her BA in international relations from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MSc in the same subject from the London School of Economics. Prior to becoming a State Department Foreign Service Officer, Anamika was a civic educator for the non-profit Close Up Foundation. She speaks Bengali, French, and Sinhala.Read more