Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Event begins at 6pm, EST
Pulp magazine's preview of TEDxUofM talk
Thank you also to the wonderful Anna Prushinskaya for putting together a preview of the talk for the Ann Arbor arts magazine Pulp. Here's a brief excerpt from our conversation:
Q: I know it is important to you that the team working on the film is women-led. Why?
A: It started as a practical necessity, actually. I knew in certain interviews, like with survivors of FGM in Senegal and sex-trafficking in India, it just wouldn’t be possible to have men in the room. The subject matter is taboo, so getting women to talk about their experiences on camera, I knew we would need all-female interpreters and also a woman cinematographer behind the camera. I wanted the women onscreen to feel comfortable sharing their stories and for our interviews to be a positive, maybe even cathartic experience. At the very least, I didn’t want to retraumatize the women and girls we filmed.
You can read the full article on the Pulp website: http://pulp.aadl.org/node/354785