“My Name Is Andrea”
*New or First-Year Columbia University students attending this event will receive credit for the Sexual Respect component of the Columbia Citizenship Initiative.
About the Film
“My Name Is Andrea is the story of controversial feminist writer and public intellectual Andrea Dworkin, who offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily life.
Shaped by the values of justice and equality learned in the civil rights movement, the film focuses on key moments from the life of this fearless fighter who demanded that women be seen as fully human. The film features performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, woven in with rare, electrifying archival footage of Dworkin.”
Praise for My Name Is Andrea
“This is a film like no other — lyrical and journalistic, placed in time and also timeless. And now that Andrea Dworkin’s words are turning out to predict headlines, from Times Up! to the gender of terrorism, this film will illuminate what’s going on and help us know what to do.”
“A moving palimpsest of identity.”
–New York Times
Co-presented by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law; the Creative Writing Program, Barnard College; Gender and Public Policy Specialization, School of International and Public Affairs; the Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender; the School of the Arts Film and Media Studies Program; the School of the Arts Writing Program; and University Life.