“Womxn,”a series of 12 short films, each a personal conversation about the experience of being a woman got us all talking at the Sun Sessionsin Mexico. The documentary series is the latest film project of Geneva Peschka, a director and producer whose focus is storytelling.
Originally from Canada, she’s especially interested in the power of human connection. And after we watched the films together, she led us in a conversation around how we felt after seeing the film series’ celebration of “everyday women” who may not typically be in the media spotlight—immigrants and women in the transgender community, a nail salon technician, a housekeeper. “At what point in your life did you realize your own power and greatness?”sparked discussions of gender, family and identity.
Recently, Geneva released a revered short documentary called “Unspoken,”a movie that chronicles a 14-year-old autism spectrum ambassador named Emma.
This year, Geneva has been meeting with indigenous peoples to develop her first feature-length documentary, a film about the Native American community. Follow @gnevafor updates.