DocNights: My Name is Andrea 18
This film is F-Rated
Celebrating the empowerment of women in the film industry. Read more >
From the archive
This film was last shown on 24 April 2023
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 life.
Shaped by the values of justice and equality learned in the civil rights movement, the film focuses on key moments from the life of this fearless fighter who demanded that women be seen as fully human. The film features performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, woven in with rare, electrifying archival footage of Dworkin.
This screening will feature an introduction by a member of the Sheffield DocFest team.
Content Guidance: film contains strong references and discussions on violence and sexual abuse.
- Pratibha Parmar
- 1 hour 34 minutes
- Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, Ashley Judd, Christine Lahti, Soko