I haven't had the opportunity yet to see this film, however I felt such a great sense of...I guess the word would be relief while watching
the trailer ("wow! that's just how I feel!")
and was moved as I listened to these women voice their struggle, with many of the same issues and feelings I experience every single day.
This film is so deserving of all the word-of-mouth, recognition and kudos possible.
On behalf of all of the artists, struggling to be mothers,
and mothers, struggling to be artists...
I thank you, Pamela Tanner Boll, for making this film.Watch it. This film is IMPORTANT.
"In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children's well-being or your own? Responsibility or self-expression? "Who does she think she is?", a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Along the way, the film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can't even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that our creativity and our caregiving are not mutually exculsive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existance might just be the key to finishing the job."http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/
"Gotten together with your girlfriends lately? When did you last do something—JUST FOR YOU? GATHER SOME FRIENDS, Watch the movie over Sunday brunch and really start a conversation.
Use the House Party Kit invitations, watch the move, browse through the Companion Guide, pass around the discussion starter cards and… ENJOY YOURSELVES!"
If I were living in an English-speaking part of the world, I would definitely host a house party screening of this film. I encourage anyone who has the means, to do so. This film carries a message that is such a big part of my heart, one that deserves to be heard (and felt) by as many people possible.
Think of it as a legacy to our own daughters; WHAT IF we could raise them in a world where--come the day they should choose to have babies of their own--this kind of struggle would be a part of days-gone by, of "out-dated thinking", of how the world used to be...???
That is my most sincere wish for her.
That she will never have to choose one over the other. Cuz she will have all the means...and the support...and the freedom to do it all...to her heart's desire.