IRENE LUSZTIG project creator / director
I am an internationally-exhibited, award-winning maker of nonfiction film, video, and new media. My work has been screened at film festivals, museums, and universities around the world. A lot of my work begins with research in archives, looking at historical materials and trying to bring them into conversation with the present day. I’m compelled by stories of the past that are misunderstood, overlooked, neglected, or forgotten and drawn to projects that allow me to explore historical spaces as a way to think about bigger questions of politics and ideology. I have explored issues around public feminism, language, and histories of women and women’s bodies across many previous works, including the feature length archival film essay The Motherhood Archives and the ongoing web-based Worry Box Project. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California and teach filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz. More about my work is on my website.