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Kristy Guevera-Flanagan
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Kristy Guevera-Flanagan
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Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's feature documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival in 2012 and was selected to be broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens series.

Like most women and men of her generation, Kristy grew up with Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman television show. It was the late 70's, the show was in constant syndication, and there wasn't anything else out there to capture a little girl's imagination as there were so few female fantasy heroes.

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Fast-forward some thirty years to the day when Kristy read a New York Times article that introduced Gail Simone as Wonder Woman's first female writer EVER. Like a lot of strong female characters, this incredible feminist symbol had always been stuck between being created by men and being primarily consumed by boys.

Once she began looking into Wonder Woman's origins, Kristy discovered that her creator, William Moulton Marston, was a fascinating character who set out to create an empowering female role model amid a lot of super-violent male heroes. He had some interesting ideas about how a strong female hero should look, but his creation had endured while so many others had been forgotten.

"I loved the idea of looking at something as populist as comics to reveal our cultural obsessions, and in particular, how women's roles have changed over time," says Kristy. "The narratives of our most iconic superheroes, told and re-told over decades, boldly outline our shifting values. That's one story Wonder Women! tells, but to me, it's not the most interesting one. I hope the film also conveys the unpredictable ways those icons can shape and even transform us in return. We all need those iconic heroes that tell us we have the power to slay our dragons and don't have to wait around to be rescued."

Kristy's first feature-length film, Going On 13, was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. An official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other international film festivals, it received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.

Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, in California, Kristy has a MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.

For creating a film that illustrates modern youth's need for strong female role models in populist culture and the positive effect that can have on society, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has been selected by TheWIFTS Foundation to receive the 2013 Best Documentary Award (Political).






 
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