AmpEquity Speaker Series - Sophie Sartain & Film Screening - Seeing Allred

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Haas School of Business

2220 Piedmont Avenue

Spieker Forum, 6th Floor, Chou Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Sophie Sartain (Co-Director and Producer, Seeing Allred) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) will discuss Sophie's journey into documentary film making, the concept behind Seeing Allred, and the film's importance in today's culture. A screening of Seeing Allred will immediately follow the discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership and Berkeley Law. Doors will open at 4:45pm. Light appetizers will be served.



About Sophie Sartain:

Sophie Sartain is the co-director and producer of the Netflix Original Documentary Seeing Allred, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was described as “remarkably engaging (The New York Times), “utterly fascinating” (CNET) and “the perfect companion to the #MeToo movement" (Variety). Sartain was the writer, director and producer of the documentary Mimi and Dona, which aired on PBS/Independent Lens in 2015 and was named one of the top-ten TV shows of the year by Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times. Sartain's other credits include the 2014 documentary Above and Beyond (writer); the 2012 documentary Hava Nagila (The Movie) (writer/producer); and the Emmy-nominated 2008 film Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (writer/co-producer). She has contributed as a writer and story consultant on additional film projects, including Who Will Write Our History (2018), Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018), Hotel Everest (2017), Ishi's Return (2016) and Rock in the Red Zone (2015). Sartain has been a film envoy with the American Film Showcase, a diplomacy program run by State Department in partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She is a member of New Day Films. She has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities' America's Media Maker grants, and is the recipient of grants from ITVS Open Call and the Fledgling Fund.



About Seeing Allred:

As sexual-violence allegations grip the nation, Seeing Allred provides a candid look at one of the most public crusaders against the war on women. Through rare archival footage and revealing interviews with both her supporters and critics, this fascinating biographical portrait examines Gloria Allred’s personal trauma and assesses both her wins and setbacks on high-profile cases against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump.

Seeing Allred is directed by Sophie Sartain (Mimi and Dona, 2015) and Roberta Grossman (Above and Beyond, 2014); and produced by Grossman, Sartain, Marta Kauffman (co-creator of Friends and Grace & Frankie), Robbie Rowe Tollin (The Zookeeper’s Wife), and Hannah KS Canter (Grace & Frankie).

Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Don Lemon, Alan Dershowitz, Allred’s daughter Lisa Bloom and others, Seeing Allred is a portrait of a woman everyone thinks they know, at a time when women need her the most.

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Haas School of Business

2220 Piedmont Avenue

Spieker Forum, 6th Floor, Chou Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720

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