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This week's episode of Graphic Policy Radio comes at a special time as we welcome special guest Kristy Guevara-Flanagan to talk about Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
The documentary traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Kristy’s first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. Going on 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other international film festivals. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced and directed several short films, including El Corrido De Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, Kristy has a MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.
The documentary recently had its television broadcast premiere in the United States on PBS's Independet Lens series.
Through June 14, 2013, you can see the complete film streaming on the PBS website.
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