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January 27, 2009

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Raztus

Nathan, this is a great description of the documentary. I find myself struggling to describe it and my opinion as I am still processing what I saw. I was deeply moved and in awe of these ordinary ladies doing extraordinary things in dire circumstances.

I am also impressed with the body of work that Paul and Teddy are creating, is this social activism by documentary? If so, where do I sign up?

Ariel Climer

I just saw this movie as well at a women's film festival in Brattleboro, VT. I am rarely so moved in a theatre. The film especially touched me because I watched it in a room full of all women. No men! We cried together and laughed, and I thought to myself, these women, though perhaps not as frequently, have been through these same experiences. It's hard to find a woman who doesn't know someone who has been abused. I always think it's funny when documentary ethics might tell us to avoid certain things, because sometimes when the filmmaker chooses to show them, we are surprised by how not surprised we are. In the theater, amidst such difficult imagery, I felt at ease to allow my emotions to come out. This film should continue to be shown to women and men. Social justice in filmmaking is often about advocating for each other and painting a humanity that spans space and time. We are lucky to have seen this film.

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