NYWIFT Member Screening: There She Is

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.

Watch the film: Any time Thursday, October 14 at 3 PM through Monday, October 18 at 11:59 PM

Join the Q&A: Monday, October 18, at 5 PM ET

Cost to attend: Free for NYWIFT members; $3 for non-members

Please register in advance in order to receive the links.

The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting (or in this case, a virtual theatrical setting). We hope you will join us in celebrating the work of our talented NYWIFT members!


Please note: if you would like to “bring” a guest, the guest must be registered separately with a separate email address – links to view the films are individually crafted for each registered email.

About the Film

There She Is
Tracey Anarella (NYWIFT Member, Director, Producer)
2020, 70 min.

There She Is 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). Former beauty queens interviewed include Vanessa Williams (1984), Ericka Dunlap (2004), and Mallory Hagan (2013).


Tracey Anarella is an award-winning documentarian. Her first film, Jesse and the Fountain of Youth won Best Short in 10 film festivals. Tracey’s second, Brooklyn United, screened at the Cannes Short Corner, while winning several Audience Awards. Her first feature, Not Black Enough, stars Henry Louis Gates and Vanessa Williams. NBE is currently the most viewed Black documentary on Amazon Prime. Her next, Livingston Taylor – Life Is Good, stars Carly Simon and Ian Anderson, winning the Van Gogh Award at Amsterdam Film Festival. Her latest, There She Is, explores the confluence of beauty pageants and feminism in the “Me-Too” era.

The NYWIFT Member Screening Series is produced by Katie Chambers

Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and the New York City 2nd Council District
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

October 18 @ 5:00pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1h)

Virtual Member Screening
Watch the film on Vimeo and Q&A on Zoom.
Please register to receive links.


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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.