The Gallery That Destroys All Shame


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    One evening in L.A., a group of womxn gather to learn how to take back the speculum.

    On an evening in LA, a woman leads a workshop in which participants are taught how to observe their cervixes for the first time. As the night unfolds, they disclose their complicated relationships to their vaginas.

    2020  |  USA  |  12 minutes

    Directors: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
    Producers: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
    Cinematographers: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
    Editors: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn

    Accessibility: Closed Captioning Available, No Audio Description Available

    Aurora Brachman is a documentary filmmaker drawn to intimate stories about relationships between families and communities. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Documentary Film at Stanford University, a Sundance Ignite Fellow, and a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences fellow. Her short film, Club Quarantine, about a virtual queer dance party, premiered on the New York Times Op-Docs. And her short, Joychild, about a young gender-expansive child, was acquired by The New Yorker. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in filmmaking to the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Additionally, Aurora worked on the SHOWTIME docuseries, Couples Therapy, as well as the Sundance award-winning documentary feature, The Fight. Her work has screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, True/False, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, and Palm Springs Shorts Fest. Aurora primarily makes work about the experiences of Black, brown, and Queer people and is committed to collaborative and ethical storytelling.

    Jessie Zinn is a filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa. Her work focuses on narratives driven by womxn and coming of age stories. As a filmmaker with experience in fiction as well as non-fiction content, her work often blends the line across different genres. She is committed to ethical and collaborative filmmaking that actively engages with the participants in front of the camera. Her films have screened at AFI Docs, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Visions du Reel and SFFILM. She is currently directing her first feature documentary (The Home), which has received support from the NFVF and has been selected for IFP Film Week, The Sheffield Meet Market, IDFA Academy, The Durban Film Mart and the Visions du Réel Rough Cut Lab. She is an MFA candidate at Stanford University.