WOMEN IN BLUE looks at policing from a virtually unseen angle, that of women officers working to reform the Minneapolis Police Department in the years leading up to the murder of George Floyd. It offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the MPD, chronicling a department and a community grappling with racism and a troubled history of police misconduct long before an MPD officer killed George Floyd in May of 2020. The film reveals the limitations of police reform through incremental change and asks questions that apply well beyond the city of Minneapolis. Could increased gender equity and more women—especially Black women—contribute to greater public safety?
Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the intimate bonds that form between paid care workers and elders … and exposes the cracks in a system that is currently failing both.
Flying in the face of this culture’s extreme ageism, Still Doing It, explores the lives of women in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Partnered, single gay and straight, nine extraordinary women express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sex and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. Outspoken for their generation, these women mark a sea change. Women over 65 are the fastest growing segment of the population. How can we remain so obsessed with youth, marginalizing so many of us? Still Doing It explores the lives of these women and this society’s complex relationship to aging with surprising and revelatory results.
The Boy Game (a video and interactive website) explores the culture of toughness and silence, which leads some boys to bully and the majority to stand watching in silent conflict.