"HISTORY IS TOO MUCH ABOUT WARS; BIOGRAPHY IS TOO MUCH ABOUT GREAT MEN."
Virginia Woolf said that 70 years ago -- if you look at today's classrooms, newspapers,
films, and television not enough has changed. That's why we are working to complete a new
When finished, the series will include not only the Women of Power documentaries
produced or co-produced by Flare Productions-- on Ruth Berlau, Virginia Woolf, Hildegard of
Bingen, Ada Byron Lovelace, and
Maria Sibylla Merian but also a number of fine
documentaries made by other filmmakers.
The Women of Power series is designed for global broadcast as well as for use in
universities, colleges, & high schools.
For more information and to support the project please contact Flare Productions.
OPPORTUNITIES to support the project:
- Contribute to Flare . Contributions are
tax-deductible and can be earmarked for the Women of Power series. The sums needed for a
fine series are large, but the number of people who are then able to view such a series is
also great. Checks should be made payable to Flare Productions and sent to 5231 Crown Street, Bethesda, MD 20816 USA
- Email us at if you have information and recommendations about fine
documentaries on women, whose filmmakers we might contact about including their work in the
series. Or write us about your own work if you are a documentary filmmaker who has made or
is making a program focusing on an individual woman or a group of women. Subjects may be
historical or contemporary. Recommended documentaries should ideally be between 45 and 60
minutes in length, lively and interesting to a broad audience, of high artistic and
technical quality, well-researched, and, for this series, preferably without dramatizations.
At this time we are particularly seeking documentaries about African and Latin American
Flare Productions, 5231 Crown Street, Bethesda, MD 20816 USA
Take The Women of Power QUIZ
: "How many of these historically
important women did you learn about when you were growing up?"