The film, ‘The Motherhood Movement’ – You Say You Want a Revolution captures the first ever, international summit on the Motherhood Movement, featuring Motherhood organizations. Directed by Joy Rose, Produced by The Museum Of Motherhood, in collaboration with the Association For Research On Mothering (ARM) and The Motherhood Foundation Inc (MFI). The film seeks to promote, showcase, and make visible maternal discussion and to disseminate information on the subject of Feminist/activist Mothers and the missions of International Maternal agencies.
We have documented and preserved presentations, interviews and perspectives on the burgeoning ‘Mom Movement’. Subjects include, but are not limited to: The Motherhood Movement as an important part of women’s studies, activism, the three feminist waves, where are we now? Feminist Mothering, woman and mothers in the arts, non-traditional parenting, women and families; poor and immigrant issues, the 1950’s until now, mothers and politics, mothers and the economy, motherhood unpaid, mother-work, the gift economy, matriarchal and indigenous societies, the role of men and feminist values, future museum of Motherhood, formation of an international movement.
Organizations represented include:
Film has been shot, digitized, first and second edits and is under review for final edit by our advisory committee. First screening of the film took place at the ARM Conference in October 2009.
Goals for the film include distribution and sale to academic institutions to education women’s studies and other departments about the significance of ‘Motherhood’ as a course of academic studies and also to facilitate current academic programs that wish to disseminate information on a broad range of activist/feminist maternal topics.
Additionally, the historical significance of the film documents this gathering of worldwide agencies and demonstrates the collective voices and power of mothers who are doing good works on behalf of women and families everywhere. The Motherhood Foundation will administrate this film in cooperation with Association For Research On Mothering. All funds from its sales both academic and commercial will go to benefit the Museum Of Motherhood.
Joy is making her directorial debut. As President and Founder of Mamapalooza Festivals and Mamapalooza Media and voice behind Media Mom.com, Joy can be heard on ‘Don’t Tell Me To Shut Up’ radio, blog tv and as a featured guest speaker at places like The Women’s Media Center, What Women Want Expo, in addition to being the NOW-NYC Susan B. Anthony Award winner for her work on behalf of women and girls. As acting Executive Director of The Motherhood Foundation she is personally invested in seeing women’s stories told and preserving documentation about the Motherhood Movement and feminist perspectives in perpetuity for The Museum Of Motherhood, academia and the general public to raise awareness about women’s status in the world.
Writer, comic, filmmaker, and kick-ass mom Jennifer Rawlings has appeared on stages around the world on Comedy Central, CMT, PBS, FOX, VH-1 and more, including 300 military shows in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo,UAE, Djibouti, Qatar, Bahrain, Macedonia, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Korea, Kwajelean, Guam, Japan, Iceland and several other countries. It was after these trips to war zones that Jennifer began her career as a filmmaker. Jennifer’s powerful directorial debut “Forgotten Voices: Women in Bosnia” has received critical acclaim and has been invited to screen at film festivals worldwide. Several universities have also included “Forgotten Voices: Women In Bosnia” as part of their curriculum. Rawlings also writes and serves on the advisory committee for Mamapalooza and is currently finishing a new book. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles.
Stephanie is a New York-based freelance editor. She also serves as Media Coordinator for Mamapalooza, Inc, where she manages an extensive catalog of woman-produced film and video. As a practicing artist, feminist and mother of two, she fights on the front lines of the motherhood movement all day, every day. Remember, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”
Rebekah is a Media Manager for The Women’s Media Center coordinating media training, advocacy campaigns, and web content, combining her dedication to feminist, progressive values with her film production background to create and advocate for representative media. She is also founder of NonCustodial Parent Community blog. MSN highlighted Spicuglia as one of eight “Moms Inspired to Change History.” Originally from Virginia, Spicuglia grew up in California, where she worked on several film and television projects before attending the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.