(Currently in production with Fork Films)
One of only five women nationwide to lead a major urban police department, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau is hell bent on reform and sees recruiting and promoting women as one way to do it. Then, the police killing of an unarmed white woman topples her command, leaving the women of the MPD to push forward without her. Women in Blue, a feature documentary seen through the eyes of women officers, is the first film to explore the relationship between power, gender and violence in a metropolitan police department.
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.