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4th(2002)



Girls Like Us

Jane C. Wagner, Tina DiFeliciantonio

  • USA
  • 1997
  • 57min
  • Beta
  • color

Girls Like Us is a documentary filmed in South Philadelphia. Its subject is girls from the ages of 14 to 18: Anna, a first generation Vietnamese-American; Lisa, a model student who lives together with her divorced mother; Deyona, an African-American who would like to study music; and Raelene who became a single mother at the age of fourteen and left school.
 By following each girl in diverse circumstances of culture, ethnicity, class and family, the film explores the common steps that teenage girls pass through, and the ways that social and personal differences manifest in their lives. The film presents a vibrant portrait of the girls’ hopes, frustrations, sexual experiences, conflicts and reconciliations with their families. The documentary of the girls’ growth is filled out with interviews with their friends, mothers and grandmothers. Encountering and resonating against each other, their stories question the multiple meanings of ‘becoming woman’ in a patriarchal society. (Kwon Eun-sun)
 

Director

  • Jane C. WagnerJane C. Wagner

    Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio have been partners in Naked Eye Productions Ltd. since 1988. Their critically acclaimed work has been screened at museums, film festivals, educational institutions, community organizations, and broadcast in countries throughout the world. Their collaborations include Girls Like Us, Two Or Three Things But Nothing For Sure, Walk This Way, Culture Wars, and Una Donna. With Girls Like Us, they won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to their own films, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner have worked on dozens of documentaries as cinematographer and sound recordist, including Pam Walton’s Family Values and Marcia Jarmel’s The Return of Sarah’s Daughters. Their upcoming films include Silent Voices, a historical documentary on the marginalization of women and independent filmmakers during cinema’s silent era.

  • Tina DiFeliciantonioTina DiFeliciantonio

    Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio have been partners in Naked Eye Productions Ltd. since 1988. Their critically acclaimed work has been screened at museums, film festivals, educational institutions, community organizations, and broadcast in countries throughout the world. Their collaborations include Girls Like Us, Two Or Three Things But Nothing For Sure, Walk This Way, Culture Wars, and Una Donna. With Girls Like Us, they won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to their own films, DiFeliciantonio and Wagner have worked on dozens of documentaries as cinematographer and sound recordist, including Pam Walton’s Family Values and Marcia Jarmel’s The Return of Sarah’s Daughters. Their upcoming films include Silent Voices, a historical documentary on the marginalization of women and independent filmmakers during cinema’s silent era.

Credit

  • ProducerJane C. Wagner, Tina DiFeliciantonio
  • Cinematography Tina DiFeliciantonio
  • Editor Jane C. Wagner