Bios

Charlotte Bunch

Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University, has been an activist, writer and organizer in the feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements for over four decades. A Distinguished Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Bunch was previously a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in DC and a founder of Washington DC Women’s Liberation, The Furies and of Quest: A Feminist Quarterly. She has served on the Board of Directors of many organizations and is currently on the Board of the Global Fund for Women and the Advisory Committee for the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.

She has written numerous influential essays, edited nine anthologies and authored Passionate Politics: Feminist Theory in Action and Demanding Accountability: The Global Campaign and Vienna Tribunal for Women’s Human Rights.

Bunch has been central to feminist organizing around the UN World Conferences on Women (1980-95) and to numerous civil society efforts at the UN, including the Advisory Committee for the Secretary General’s 2006 Report to the General Assembly on Violence
Against Women, and a leader in the GEAR (Gender Equality Architecture Reform) campaign for a new UN Women agency. As a key conceptualizer of women’s rights as human rights, her contributions to women’s human rights are recognized by many including the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the White House Eleanor Roosevelt Award, and the “1000 Women Peace Makers” nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tami Gold, Producer Director

Tami Gold began working in film in 1970 when she joined the Newsreel Film Collective. Since then she has made over 20 films addressing diverse social themes.

Tami’s films have been presented at international labor, women’s and LGBT film festivals, the Tribeca, Sundance, New York Film festival and have been screened on PBS, HBO, The Learning Channel,  and on TV stations in France, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Turkey and other countries.  She is the recipient of a Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellowships, Video Arts Fellowships from New Jersey and New York, Excellence in the Arts Award from the Manhattan Borough President, AFI Independent Filmmakers Production Fellowship, among others.

Recently Tami directed PASSIONATE POLITICS a documentary about the renowned global feminist Charlotte Bunch to be aired on PBS 2012-2013.  In 2011 Tami directed RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID: A RIPPLE OF HOPE, which had a primetime PBS broadcast. In 2006, Tami directed LAND RAIN AND FIRE, which aired internationally. In 2004, Tami produced and directed EVERY MOTHER’S SON (with Kelly Anderson). EVERY MOTHER’S SON was nominated for an Emmy award in 2005 and winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, it has also won a Golden CINE award, an Urban Visionaries Award and has been nationally broadcast in August 2004 on POV, the
premiere documentary showcase on PBS. It was selected as one of ten films by National Video Resources to travel with their Human Rights Video Festival and has been shown at countless festivals. In addition it has been used within the arts community to look at the documentary form and within the education community to explore women’s rights, human rights and criminal justice.

Additional films include: ANOTHER BROTHER, the story of an African American Vietnam Veteran, aired on PBS; JUGGLING GENDER: Politics, Sex and Identity, screened at the New York Film Festival’s video series; OUT AT WORK: LESBIAN AND GAY MEN ON THE JOB, screened at the Sundance Film Festival and on HBO.

For the past 25 years Tami has been a Professor in Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY).

Tami’s greatest achievement – five grandchildren.

To learn more about her films go to www.andersongoldfilms.com.

David Pavlosky, Co-Producer

David is an independent producer and director based in New York City. His work covers a wide range of subjects, but themes of social justice and human relations are common among his films.

Recent works include: Don’t Bring Scott, (2010) a lyrical documentary about the underlying desire for family and community told through the voice of the filmmaker. When David’s working-class parents decide to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary without inviting his life partner, this All-American, rural family is dragged into the 21st century; Rosa’s Story (2009), produced by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is an educational video that deals with the chronic disease symptoms, treatment, and management of asthma; Puzzles (co-director and co-producer with Tami Gold), presently in post-production explores the hatchet and gun attack on patrons of a gay bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which delves into youth violence, the influence of hate groups, and the possibility of finding a peaceful coexistence between diverse groups in one small, and in many ways, typical American city. David is currently developing Stand Up, Stand Out, a documentary about gay and lesbian stand-up comedians. He studied with Martin Scorsese and Abbas Kiarostami at the Marrakech/Tribeca Filmmaker Exchange Program where he completed the short film Crossroads, which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival 2006. He received his BA in Media at Hunter College

Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Editor

Sonia has been an editor for over ten years. She learned her craft as an assistant editor for such esteemed directors as Spike Lee, Milos Forman, Alan J. Pakula, Ted Demme and Robert Redford. As an editor, Sonia has cut numerous shorts and DVD Special Features. In 2008, she was the editor on Vin Diesel’s film, “LOS BANDOLEROS,” the short prequel to the newest FAST & FURIOUS film. Sonia was also the editor of the independent features DESTINATION UNKNOWN, EL CIRCULO VICIOSO and AFRODITE SUPERSTAR and the PBS-documentary NUYORICANS. Sonia was also co-editor on the feature documentary, ANTONIA PANTOJA: ¡PRESENTE! about the life and work of Puerto Rican educator Dr. Antonia Pantoja. Sonia is presently editing PASSIONATE POLITICS: THE LIFE & WORK OF CHARLOTTE BUNCH, about the renowned feminist activist Charlotte Bunch.

Sonia also directed her own documentary, BRAGGING RIGHTS: STICKBALL STORIES, which examines how the New York City game of stickball has developed leadership, healed racial tension and created lifelong friendships throughout its long and vibrant history. BRAGGING RIGHTS: STICKBALL STORIES was nominated for an ALMA Award in 2008.