Show Notes

What better time to focus on docs about strong dissenting women effecting positive change in the world? Feels like now is good, so in this episode we review MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. and Chris interviews the director of ?Las Sandanistas!


Group Review Documentary:

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. (2018) / USA (Director: Stephen Loveridge, ?Producers: Paul Mezey, Lori Cheatle, Andrew Goldman)

Now Playing in Select Theatres


Film Featured in Interview Portion:

?Las Sandanistas! (2018) / Nicaragua / USA (Director: Jenny Murray)

The film opens at the?Film Forum?in New York on 11/21 and at the?Gene Siskel Film Center?in Chicago on 11/30


Other Documentaries, Podcasts & Organizations Mentioned:

13th / 2016 (Director: Ava DuVernay)

AfroQueerPodcast / 2018 (Executive Produced / Hosted by Selly Thiam)

Alone in the Game / 2018 (Directors: Natalie Metzger & Michael Rohrbaugh)

Chisolm ?72 / 2004 (Director:Shola Lynch)

Dolores / 2017 (Director:Peter Bratt)

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners / 2016 (Director:Shola Lynch)

Harlan County USA / 1977 (Director: Barbara Kopple)

He Named Me Malala / 2015 (Director: Davis Guggenheim)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise / 2016 (Directors: Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack)

Miss Representation / 2011 (Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom)

Sonita / 2015 (Director:Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami)

What Happened Miss Simone / 2015 (Director:Liz Garbus)

Women Make Movies

Yours in Sisterhood / 2018 (Director:Irene Lusztig)



00:48 - Intro discussion on empowering documentaries about women and people of color

13:42 - Group review of MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A

26:29 - Chris Interviews Jenny Murray of ?Las Sandanistas!

28:22 - Doc Talk


Hammer to Nail Links by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:

Review of ?Las Sandanistas!





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)