Happy to see several films that I worked on—some substantially, some stepping in as a day player—playing at the DOC NYC festival this November.
HBO’s Black and Missing will premiere one episode of the four-part series created by Soledad O’Brien and Geeta Gandbhir which profiles the work of sisters-in-law Derrica and Natalie Wilson, who have dedicated their lives to locate Black people who are missing by bringing awareness to their cases, which have often been marginalized by law enforcement and traditional media.
Chris J. Russo’s Lady Buds tells the story of six courageous women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the newly legal market. With deep-pocketed corporations taking over the industry, these trailblazers risk everything to make their American Dream come true in the very market they helped create.
Inhospitable follows patients and activists as they band together to fight a multi-billion dollar nonprofit hospital system in Pittsburgh that limits vital care for vulnerable patients.
And The Business of Birth Control, from director Abby Epstein and executive producer Ricki Lake, features the stories of activists, doctors, and scientists who are blowing the whistle on how hormonal birth control affects the mind and body.