As 2020 faded into 2021, virtual became the new normal, eyeballs became weary and science began to give us a glimmer of hope; the team opted for a “less is more” approach. Over the course of two weekends in August, we presented 15 films, 100% directed by female- identifying and 67% directed by BIPOC or AAPI filmmakers. We presented six impactful Call-to-Action conversations and our special guests included the Tony-nominated Laura Bell Bundy, Jonelle Procope, CEO of the Apollo Theater Foundation and Alexis McGill-Johnson, CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. rePRO 2021 was enjoyed by audiences across 35 cities.
And then we were hit with the crushing SB8. As our reproductive freedoms become increasingly endangered – we instinctively knew that our work connecting advocacy and art as a means of advancing the conversation around reproductive health and justice should become a year-round program.
As the world around us continues to evolve, rePRO does too…we hope you will join us!