My Name is Andrea


My Name Is Andrea is a hybrid feature documentary about one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures of the 20th century: feminist writer and public intellectual Andrea Dworkin. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily life. Shaped by the values of justice and equality learnt in Hebrew school as a young girl, Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Featuring rare archival footage and startling performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, the film traces pivotal moments in the life of this fearless fighter who demanded that women be seen as fully human.

Phase of Support: Completed

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Pratibha Parmar

Pratibha Parmar - Director

A globally recognized filmmaker and human rights activist, Pratibha Parmar has been awarded the ICON award presented by Bagari London Indian Film Festival in Association with the British Film Institute for Outstanding Contribution to Indian and World Cinema. She is the recipient of the Frameline Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Her film, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, was broadcast on American Masters (PBA) BOS (NL) and the BBC (UK).

Shaheen Haq

Shaheen Haq - Producer

Shaheen Haq is a Sundance Institute alum and CEO at Kali Films and Kali8 Productions, where she produced Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth for the PBS American Masters Series, BOS (NL) and the BBC (UK). Shaheen’s film collaboration with Pratibha Parmar began as Production Designer on Parmar’s early films. Prior to working with Kali Films, Shaheen worked as an Architect for over 25 years in the UK.

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