Her current emphasis is on the narrative and its vital importance in advancing women's social roles through the imaginative magic of cinematic storytelling. In the vane of NO FUTURE WITHOUT A PAST, Ariel seeks to bring her own independent works, that of her colleague Sheila Paige, and those of the community women they taught before contemporary audiences. These were the early Women Make Movies productions, now almost lost. These
stories resonate today with both young and old.
With your help in screenings before the public
and university students and scholars this
incredible legacy of early feminist
community filmmaking can
again come alive.
Book ARIEL to CURATE, SCREEN, LECTURE
An advocate for #MediaJustice,
a diversity of voices and inclusion of all peoples on all size screens
WOMEN'S HAPPY TIME COMMUNE (47m, 1972, color)
director, Sheila Paige The First Feminist Western !
SWEET BANANAS (32m, 1973, color) director, Ariel Dougherty
"characters hold a vibracy that spill out of each celluloid frame" -- Che Grayson
Ariel plants media idea seeds.
Ariel lectures on a wide range of feminist media from works of the1970s to girl
filmmaking in the early1970s to now. Media Rights and feminist media policy are particular concerns.
Fees : Vary according to circumstances. Generally fees cover an honorarium, film rental & travel expenses
Curate a Screening or Series
Ask ARIEL to design a unique program around your community needs
A broad array of titles can be drawn from that range from 1960s and 1970s community workshops, the Women Make Movies teaching films and girl movies of today. Any combination will
make a compelling program.
She delights and informs audiences about the joys and perils of feminist filmmaking in the 1970s and now.