In 2019, HBO and NYWIFT are coming together to celebrate and elevate women’s voices in the film, television and digital media industries.
At this kick-off event on March 18th, hosted at HBO’s The Inspiration Room, documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi will sit down with NYWIFT for an intimate fireside chat sharing insights into her prolific career, the inspiration behind the stories she tells, and her driving motivation to keep going.
Moderated by Kate Zernike.
Breakfast and light refreshments will be served.
Alexandra C. Pelosi is an Emmy© nominated journalist, documentary filmmaker, and writer. She is the daughter of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi. She has made 12 HBO documentaries with Sheila Nevins, including Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi; The Words that Built America; Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?; San Francisco 2.0; Fall to Grace; and Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip.
Kate Zernike is a national political reporter for the New York Times, where she was part of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. She is currently writing her second book, “The Uprising: How 16 Women Sparked a Revolution for Equality in Science,” to be published by Scribner.
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Open from March 18 to March 24 at 399 Lafayette St. in Manhattan, HBO’s The Inspiration Room will be a place for women to inspire other women: a temporary public exhibition of women’s diaries, spanning many generations, from voices living and dead, that celebrates the diversity and complexity of the authentic female narrative.
399 Lafayette Ave, Free Admission
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.