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Friday, July 1, 2011

hacking motherhood

I have some fun news to share. My badges are going to be used in a documentary about modern motherhood, called Hacking Motherhood ! This film looks engaging and just the sort of thing I would want to watch after a long day of living the dream.  You can see the trailer here:

Erika Gronek is a stay at home mother and accomplished film maker. In her words:

"Hacking Motherhood is an edgy, pragmatic documentary about surviving motherhood. It integrates ideas
from all walks of life and all parts of the world to try and develop a survival strategy for today's busy urban mom for the first and hardest year or parenthood. It touches upon pregnancy, birth, parenting strategies, parenting tools, mommy culture, the hard bits and joyful bits of motherhood. Think "What to Expect While You Are Expecting" meets Wired Magazine. Remember there were lots of surprises about motherhood, and it wouldn't be a lot of fun to condense that down into a feature-length documentary? There are plenty of books out there about how to take care of the baby, but how do mother's take care of themselves? Heck, who has time to read anymore anyhow? Why not watch a 90 minute movie right? It is basically an emotional primer.

I really feel like this story has never been told before because most filmmakers happen to be men. Of those who are women, almost none are mothers. To top that off there is that "baby amnesia" that we all get and forget this stuff."

So, lets watch the progress of this film and drop Erika a note of encouragement and thanks for exploring this issue. I am really looking forward to the premier!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Amy! Keep us posted on the doc's progress...I'd love to see it! This is definitely the type of film I always intended to make while I was in film school. :)


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