Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill, Le Tigre
Slade from Tribe 8
Chris Boarts-Larson of Slug and Lettuce
Cynthia Connolly, Author of Banned in DC
Cristy Road, Graphic Artist
Allison Wolfe from Bratmobile
Saira from Detestation, Question & Faggot
Anna from Blatz
Kirsten from Naked Aggression
The Ladies from Witch Hunt
Laura from Kylesa
Maygun from Profane Existance and the Breast Brigade
Lisa from Oroku
Leora from Thulsa Doom
Tobia from Look Back and Laugh
Jen from Submission Hold
Stef from Requiem, Crimethinc
Diane from Harum Scarum
Annie from the Soviettes
Michelle from Two Minute Tantrum, Whorehouse of Representatives
Bruise Violet
Red Thread
C.L.I.T. Organizers
Michelle from Sick Fix
Lars from Optimus Crime
Renata from Samothrace
Sara from the Poison Estate
Erin from Life During Wartime PDX Radio Show

and more!



Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.

How has the film been funded? Where do the money from benefits go?
The film has been funded largely through benefit events held in and around the DC area. We've been planning benefits since August of 2006, and filming didn't even begin until February of 2007. The money raised from the benefits has gone towards travel costs -- plane tickets and rental cars -- and also towards the purchase of a 1TB hard drive for storage of the footage. There have been and are constant grant proposals being submitted to various places, but no cash from that yet. If anyone has any information about possible funding sources for post-production, let us know!

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