by Pratibha Parmar. USA, 2022, Documentary. Swedish premiere.
Screened after the short I Wanted a Family.
MY NAME IS ANDREA is a hybrid feature documentary about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily existence. The film focuses on key moments in the life of this fearless fighter who, shaped by the values of justice and equality learned in the civil rights movement, demanded that women be seen as fully human. Woven in with rare, electrifying archival footage of Dworkin are performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, who bring Dworkin’s powerful words to life.
Written and Directed by: Pratibha Parmar
Based on the writings of: Andrea Dworkin
Produced by: Shaheen Haq
Lead Cast(in order of appearance): Ashley Judd Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, Allen Leech, Christine Laht