Geri Ashur

Newsreel (Geri Ashur, Peter Barton, Marilyn Mulford, Stephanie Pawleski) – Janie’s Janie (1971)

In this personal documentary, Jane Giese, a working class woman in Newark, comes to realize that she has to take control of her own life after years of physical and mental abuse.

One of the most moving documentaries of the era, Newsreel’s Janie’s Janie breaks with their usual format for a more personal approach, following one woman’s journey to self-determination, or as Janie says, “First I was my father’s Janie, then I was my Charlie’s Janie, now I’m Janie’s Janie.” Read More »