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Passionate Politics: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunchby Tami Gold
Women's Rights are Human Rights!
Extraordinary documentary! Charlotte Bunch—outspoken lesbian feminist trailblazer, charismatic builder of bridges, founding mother of a whole generation of transnational feminist activists, and author of the transformative concept that Women’s Rights are Human Rights—is the film’s riveting centerpiece.
Rosalind Petchesky, Distinguished Professor of Political Science Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
PASSIONATE POLITICS beautifully intertwines Charlotte Bunch’s personal and public persona, exemplifying the leadership that lesbians have always played within many movements including the women's, sexual and human rights movements. In a powerful and poetic way, PASSIONATE POLITICS captures the wholeness of Charlotte Bunch and erases the invisibility of lesbian leadership in feminist and social justice work.
Katherine Acey, Executive Director Emeritus, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Inspirational! This film explores the history of feminism through the political career of an activist from New Mexico and powerfully documents Charlotte’s lifelong dedication to liberation and social justice, embraced and valued by women across the globe.
Amina Mama, Phd; Editor of Feminist Africa; Director, Women & Gender Studies, University of California, Davis
Inspiring documentary that powerfully illuminates how transformation happens when people work collectively. It reminds us that integrity, commitment and passion must be at the core of our feminist work for social justice. This film is a great teaching tool that can be used globally.
Lydia Alpizar, Executive Director, Association of Women's Rights in Development
Looking through the lens of Charlotte’s life and work is an exciting way to tell the story of the global women’s movement. I am imagining it being used with the young feminist leadership-training program run by the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement.
Tara Chetty, M.A. Student, Women & Gender Studies, Rutgers
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- The Athena Film Festival
- Cinemarosa – Queens, New York - Museum
- The Global Peace Film Festival
- Women’s Environmental & Development Organization
- The Lesbian Lives 2012 Conference/Dublin
- America Reframed Series - PBS
- The Portland Documentary Film Festival
- Association for Women's Rights in Development Conference
- International Hamburg LGBT Film Festival
- The National Women's Studies Association Conference
- The New York MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival
- OUT @fter Carleton Reunion
- Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
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Subject: Women's Studies/Men's Studies