Ethnocine & Rhiza presents


Bad Feminists Making Films is a series of intimate conversations with feminist filmmakers about their filmmaking journeys, including cringe-worthy moments, sweet successes, and tips for navigating male-dominated spaces. Join us as we work towards creating community, building alternatives, and transforming the film industry.

I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying—trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself.
— Dr. Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist


Podcast 01

What is feminist filmmaking?

On Podcast 01 of Bad Feminists Making Films, hosted by Maggie Lemere and Emily Hong, their guests Elena Guzman and Miasarah Lai talk about why feminism needs an asterisk, and how it has come to be a shorthand for knowing who you want to work with. Elena and Miasarah discuss the importance of feminist filmmaking as an anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and share some bad feminist moments they’ve had along the way.



Film Panel 01

What is ethnographic filmmaking?

At The Lookout DC, Ethnocine presented Film Panel 01 of “Bad Feminists Making Films” facilitated by Maggie Lemere during the 2017 American Anthropology Association Annual Conference.