RESISTERHOOD is an award-winning documentary about a turbulent time in American politics and the people who rise to meet it.
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WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT RESISTERHOOD
“Director Cheryl Jacobs “CJ” Crim has a reputation as a provocative independent filmmaker, and does not disappoint with this raw and well-researched piece.”
— Bella Bevan, Battle Royale with Cheese
Cheryl Jacobs Crim is an independent filmmaker who has been telling provocative stories for television and film for three decades. Before creating Resisterhood, she produced, directed, and edited numerous television specials and documentaries, winning dozens of awards including two Silver Telly’s, a Gold Medal from the NY Film Festival, and “Best of Show" from the Houston International Film Festival. She also has received 12 Regional Emmy's for Outstanding Entertainment Specials and Documentaries including two for Individual Achievement in Directing and Editing.
Joanna, nicknamed the "Rainbow Warrior", is a soccer player with the Washington Spirit who uses the platform of professional sports to champion the rights of the LGBTQ community. We join her as she marches with Athlete Ally, a group of professional and Olympic athletes. We chant with her as she officially starts the second Women's March from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And we bask in Joanna's unbridled optimism and unapologetic joy as she inspires everyone she meets.
Mimi is a popular political activist, Egyptian immigrant, and grandmother of 15. She was asked to run for county office in the 2018 Midterm elections. We follow her journey through campaigning and elections and watch as she tries to ride the wave of women being elected to office with the hope changing the face of politics in this country.
LUIS AND SORAIDA GUTIERREZ
This couple is no stranger to protests in their fight for immigrant rights. A longtime Congressman from Chicago, Luis led the charge to boycott the 2017 Inauguration, but it was his wife, Soraida, who inspired their participation in the first Women’s March. We follow Luis & Soraida as they fight for the rights of Dreamers and bring attention to the plight of families separated at the border. As Luis ends his time in Congress, we watch as his daughter, Jessica steps into the political realm.
DR. JEAN GEARON
Although she is the great-granddaughter of one of the original American Suffragists, Jean's transformation into a political activist didn’t begin until the day after the 2016 election. Calling on her friends, Jean turned her small book club into the 400 member Women’s Alliance for Democracy and Justice. We watch this determined group of budding activists get involved in local and state politics as well as the fight to ratify the ERA - the same battle Jean's great-grandmother fought more than a hundred years ago.
Margaret first marched from Selma to Montgomery alongside John Lewis and Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. Now, at 82 years young, Margaret has no plans of slowing down. We follow her as she makes her voice heard at a variety of protests, beginning with the Women’s March where she proudly wears her “Black Lives Matter” button and a pink pussy hat. Through Margaret’s eyes, we see decades of political activism and a determination to educate future generations about the need to stand against injustice.