Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch
will screen in New York City in celebration of International Women’s Month

NEW YORK (February 14, 2013) – JOYCE WARSHOW FILMS is proud to announce the screenings of the highly-acclaimed documentary Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch at GMHC, Two Moon Art House and Bluestockings Radical Books in celebration of International Women’s Month.

Passionate Politics is a one-hour documentary that profiles activist Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist to internationally recognized leader of a campaign that put women’s right on the global human rights agenda.

“PASSIONATE POLITICS is an extraordinary documentary that puts body and life into the feminist idea that the personal is political.” says Distinguished Professor Rosalind Petchesky of the CUNY Graduate Center. “Charlotte Bunch—outspoken lesbian feminist trailblazer, charismatic builder of bridges, and author of the transformative concept that Women’s Rights are Human Rights—is the film’s riveting centerpiece.”

GAY MEN’S HEALTH CRISIS (GMHC) with Special Guest Charlotte Bunch
Friday, March 8, at 6:30PM
446 West 33rd Street, New York City
btw 9th and 10 Avenues

TWO MOON Art House and Café with filmmakers
Sunday, March 10 at 3PM
Sunday, March 17 at 3PM
315 4th Avenue btw 2nd & 3rd Sts
Park Slope, Brooklyn

BLUESTOCKINGS Radical Books with Guest Speaker N. Jerin Arifa of the National Young Feminist Task Force for NOW
Thursday, March 28 at 7PM
172 Allen Street
btw Stanton and Rivington –1 block south of Houston and 1st Ave.
Lower East Side, New York City

About Charlotte Bunch
Charlotte Bunch is an activist, writer and teacher in the feminist and human rights movements of our day. A pioneering strategist and organizer, Charlotte is one of the foremost advocates of international attention to women’s issues and the inclusion of gender and sexual orientation on the global human rights agenda. In 1989, Charlotte founded The Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, where she served as Director and Professor of Urban Studies.

About N. Jerin Arifa
N. Jerin Arifa is on the National Board of Directors for the National Organization for Women (NOW), as well as the chair of the National Young Feminist Task Force for NOW. She is on the board of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, which trains underserved high school and college-aged women to become leaders. Jerin was one of two students to propose and help create the CUNY sexual-assault policy for half-a-million students. She began her activism at the age of nine in Bangladesh, where she taught literacy skills to homeless kids.

About Director & Producer Tami Gold
Tami Gold is an award-winning filmmaker. Her work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Film Festival, the Whitney Museum, the American Film Institute, PBS and HBO. Tami is a Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellow and professor at Hunter College.

About Co-Producer David Pavlosky & Director of Publicity
David is an independent producer and director. The themes of social justice and human relations are common in his films. Recent works include: Don’t Bring Scott, a documentary about the underlying desire for family and community told through the voice of the filmmaker and Puzzles, which explores the hatchet-and-gun attack on patrons of a gay bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He studied with Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami in the Tribeca Filmmaker Exchange Program in Marrakech, where he completed the short film Crossroads, which screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Media Contact: David Pavlosky