And Then We Marched
3 1/2 min. (digital from Super 8 and 16 mm film)
by Lynne Sachs
“One day after the presidential inauguration in January 2017, the Womenʼs March took place in Washington D.C. Footage from the demonstration, shot with Super8 camera, is combined with archival footage of the protest marches from various moments in the US history. A visual whirl of the protesters᾽ faces and banners is accompanied by a childʼs voice which is trying to express as accurately as possible what it means to fight for oneʼs own rights.”
— Ji.hlava International Documentary Festival
Filmmaker Lynne Sachs shoots Super 8mm film of the first Women’s March in 2017 in Washington, D.C. and intercuts this recent footage with archival material of early 20th Century Suffragists marching for the right to vote, 1960s antiwar activists and 1970s advocates for the Equal Rights Amendment. Sachs then talks about the experience of marching with her seven-year old neighbor who offers disarmingly insightful observations on the meaning of their shared actions. With commentary by Sophie D. and editing by Amanda Katz.
Screenings: Other Cinema, San Francisco; Workers Unite Film Festival; KOSMA Gwangju International organized by the Korean Society of Media & Arts; Microscope Gallery, NYC; Metrograph Theater, NYC; Rotterdam International Film Festival 2021; Ji.hlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic 2022.
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