Review: Chavela

Chavela is an inspiring documentary about the life of the famous Costa Rican-born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. She died in 2012 at the age of 93 after a tempestuous, rebellious, lifetime filled with songs, love, and loneliness.

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Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

I learned about the documentary Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII from being on Twitter at the right moment to catch a tweet in a conversation about Black History Month from my BlogHer friend Kim Pearson.

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Review: Letters from Baghdad

I was eager to see Letters from Baghdad on PBS. It told the story of Gertrude Bell, an amazing and intrepid English woman who helped set the course of the Middle East a century ago.

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Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes a slightly different approach to the history of feminism. If you lived through the various waves of feminist thought, you aren’t going to see anything new, but you will see some new faces entering the discussion. Continue reading “Review: Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”

Review: A Whale of a Tale

A Whale of a Tale from director Megumi Sasaki is a years-long examination of the lives of local whalers, global activists with an American journalist in the whale and dolphin killing town of Taiji, Japan. Continue reading “Review: A Whale of a Tale”

Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives

Intelligent Lives follows the story of three three young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie. They challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Intelligent Lives”

Watch This: Trailer for #FemalePleasure

#FemalePleasure is a new documentary from Swiss Director Barbara Miller. The tag line for the film is “five women, five cultures, one story.” Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for #FemalePleasure”

Review: America Inside Out with Katie Couric

America Inside Out with Katie Couric is a 6 episode documentary series of discussions with Americans in various situations. Each episode is a deep dive into a topic of importance at the current time in the country. Continue reading “Review: America Inside Out with Katie Couric”

Review: Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!

The concert film Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! from Barbra Streisand is a wonderful treat for her fans. I’ve been a fan since she first came on the scene in the late 1960s. I loved it. Continue reading “Review: Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic!”

Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is anchored by a warm and loving conversation between Joan Didion and her nephew Griffin Dunne. It wanders from the present back through the decades of her life and work. Continue reading “Review: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”