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NYWIFT Member Screening: There She Is
18 Oct 2021 @ 05:00pm
Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Tracey Anarella’s documentary feature, There She Is, which explores the confluence of beauty pageants and feminism in the #MeToo era. It explores the “who” and “why” of women in beauty pageants, emphasizing the #MeToo era. It examines the “good” (developmentally disabled and LGBTQ pageants), “bad” (exploitive pageants), and the really “ugly” (child pageants).
Screen the film over the weekend then join us for a Q&A with director/producer Tracey Anarella moderated by NYWIFT Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers.
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