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"Rivlin's tribute to Esther 
Broner's life reminds us of the energy and passion with which the first generation of American Jewish feminists engaged with Jewish ritual, liturgy, and traditions...[and] that the work of Jewish feminism must extend to the wider world, to alleviating poverty and inequality everywhere." 
Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman, 
Director of Jewish Studies and Humanities Center, Northeastern University
Prolific writer, passionate activist, dedicated scholar and pioneering feminist, Esther Broner infused second wave feminism with a distinctive Jewish voice. In the mid-1970s, as the women's movement was vastly changing views on gender and equality, Broner created a radical new Haggadah (the text for the Passover service seder) that preserved but reimagined Jewish rituals and culture by shifting the focus onto women. Transforming the male-centered service into a powerful reclamation of women's lives and stories, it became, under Broner's leadership, the basis for a Jewish feminist tradition that continues to today. 

This inspiring documentary revisits Broner's richly engaged political, artistic and spiritual life through archival photos, video footage spanning several decades, and interviews with family and friends, including Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Grace Paley, and other famous feminists. Drawing it's title from one of Broner's celebrated novels, the film helps explore the intersection of feminism and religion, and helps answer the question, is there room for feminism and religious tradition in a traditionally male dominated space?
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To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering a 50% discount on select related titles when you purchase ESTHER BRONER: A WEAVE OF WOMEN at list price! Choose from these films below that cover issues related to second wave feminism, and feminist history. Use promo code ESTHERE14 to apply your discount.
Tracing the influence of the Women's Movement's Second Wave on art and life, THE HERETICS is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced "Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics" (1977-92). 
This film explores one of the most significant social histories of this century-the second wave of the women's movement-and is a fascinating flashback on the women's liberation agenda in the light of 1990s backlash.


Join filmmaker Therese Shechter as she takes a funny, moving and very personal journey into the heart of feminism. Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, she seeks to find out if feminism can still be a personal and political power. 
In an era of anti-feminist backlash, this articulate documentary forcefully reminds us that the revolution continues. Feminist leaders explore their racial, economic and ideological differences and shared vision of achieving equality for women. 


This inspiring film proves beyond a doubt that feminism began well before the 1960s, and that its players were not just the white middle class. Set against a backdrop of decades of war, prosperity, and reform, their stories beautifully illustrate the continuity and diversity of 20th-century feminism. 

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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.