October 10, 2016
How did you find out about Joanie 4 Jackie and how old were you at the time?
I don’t remember how I found out about it, but I did pay attention to women’s film/music. I was 26. My English wasn’t very good.
What interested you about the project?
The DIY inclusiveness of it. The aesthetics and concept.
At the time you participated in Joanie 4 Jackie did you consider yourself a filmmaker? What was your relationship to making movies?
I made short experimental films at the time.
Do you have any specific anecdotes or memories associated with your movie?
I cringe at the description I sent. I cringe often looking at what I made and wrote in my 20’s. Anyway, I made that movie having recently moved from Brazil to the USA. I was trying to understand so much. Most of those stories in the video were told to me by friends, of their North American childhoods. It was all so interesting, at the time.
What did you think/feel about the Joanie 4 Jackie at the time? And now, in retrospect?
I think it’s a testament to Miranda’s vision, and now her legacy.
What institutions, groups, people, publications and movements were inspiring you at the time of your participation in J4J?
Punk’s DIY ethics had been a foundational inspiration, and feminism my world-view. That hasn’t changed really, just broadened.
What do you do now – professionally and otherwise? Are you still involved in filmmaking?
I am a mother. I had a career in NPO’s, I write, and made a documentary on Brazilian punks. My work has connected civic engagement, social justice, environmentalism, and the outsider experience.