Left on Pearl
Directed by Susie Rivo
Through extensive TV news coverage from the time, newspaper headlines, found footage, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses of varied sexual orientations, racial, class and ethnic backgrounds (including both supporters and opponents of the takeover), LEFT ON PEARL documents a watershed moment in the early days of the Women’s Liberation Movement, situating it within the broader political ferment of the time – the anti-war, civil rights, Black Power and gay liberation movements. The film highlights the hilarity and excitement, as well as the challenges and fault-lines within this social movement.
Susie Rivo holds an MFA in Cinema Production from San Francisco State University. Her award-winning short film Amy screened at numerous film festivals, including Sundance and SXSW and was broadcast on several PBS stations. She received a Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award for filmmaking. Her work has received support from MassHumanities, the Puffin Foundation, the Tamiment Library at NYU among other foundations.
Dieter Primig / EcoCinema, Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / Namibia / 2017 / Documentary, Female, Human Rights, Youth / 25 minsThis documentary explores the current situation of the San people, also known as the “bushmen,” in the south African nation of Namibia. The film poses the question “Adapt or die?” Are the San, largely forced onto conservancies and accustomed to a hunting-gathering lifestyle, willing to abandon aspects of their heritage in order to mesh with the more modern demands of the state? A young San woman provides her insights on the fate of her people and the role of education in protecting their future. Rule of Nature depicts the world of a people in tune with nature, but whose nature is being put to the test.
Precedes: Left on Pearl