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Resisterhood is a film about the power of women, hope and resistance in modern American politics. When historians tell the story of the aftermath of the 2016 presidential elections, Resisterhood will be Exhibit A. Beginning at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC, the film follows six diverse Americans as they fight for social justice on the streets and in the halls of power. Over the course of two years, we watch as they work to protect our rights and inspire others to join this peaceful and historic movement. Through their eyes, we experience the reality of Trump’s America. And through their actions, we witness the strength and courage of ordinary Americans during this extraordinary time.Resisterhood was produced, directed, filmed and edited by women.

  • Cheryl Jacobs Crim
    The Hard Stuff, The Magic of Television, First Day, LPGA Magazine, 17, Riverstory, The Class of 1969
  • Cheryl Jacobs Crim
  • Pippa McBride
    Imitating Life, Beyond Stonewall, America: Liberian Dream?
  • Pippa McBride
  • Paige Lee Smith
    Care to Laugh, Last Alaskans, Vanishing Women, Going Viral, Human Evolution Series, Charles Manson and His Followers, I Married the Beltway Sniper, Hunting a Serial Bomber,
  • Cheryl Jacobs Crim
  • Erin Sax
  • Lynne Revo-Cohen
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    56 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    435,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Netroots Nation

    United States
    August 15, 2020
    World Premiere
    One of 3 films screened at the largest gathering of progressive groups in the country along with Crip Camp and She Could Be Next.
  • One Race Human Race Film Festival
    Duluth, GA
    United States
    August 16, 2020
    People's Choice Award, Best Documentary
  • The Freedom Festival International
    Columbia, SC
    United States
    August 16, 2020
    Best of the Fest, Best Documentary, Best Director
  • The People's Film Festival
    Harlem, NY
    United States
    August 23, 2020
    "The Power of She" WInner for Women's Documentary
  • San Fransisco DocFest

    September 3, 2020
    West Coast
  • Enfoque Film Festival
    Cobo Rojo
    Puerto Rico
    September 23, 2020
    Puerto Rico
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Catalina Island
    United States
    September 20, 2020
    Best Documentary
  • Blue Whiskey Film Festival
    United States
    July 21, 2021
    Audience Choice Award
  • International Social Change Festival
    United States
    October 16, 2020
  • Washington DC International Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    October 8, 2020
  • Community Stories Film Festival
    United States
    January 15, 2021
  • Mama.film virtual screening
  • Doctober virtual screening
Director Biography - Cheryl Jacobs Crim

Resisterhood is her first feature film, but Cheryl Jacobs (CJ) Crim has been producing, directing and editing award-winning specials for more than 30 years. She produced for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and New Jersey Public Television. She directed the first national series dedicated to women’s sports for ESPN. While living in Liverpool, England, she produced throughout Europe. Now in Maryland, her passion is creating films that make a difference. CJ has been honored with a gold medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York, "Best of Show" at The Houston International Film Festival and two Silver Telly's. She has also received 12 Regional Emmy Awards for outstanding documentary and entertainment programs, including two awards for individual achievement in directing and editing.

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Director Statement

As the daughter of an Air Force officer, I was raised on American exceptionalism. When my father left to fight in the Vietnam War, my 7-year-old self understood that the American ideal was worth fighting and dying for. To me, America was a place where everyone was created equal and deserved an equal chance. Sadly, I realized that the rest of my family along with a surprising number of Americans believed that only those who looked like them deserved an equal chance. After the 2016 election, I knew I needed to use my skill as a filmmaker to tell the stories of those fighting for the country I believed in. I have filmed dozens of peaceful protests and hundreds of arrests. I have been arrested twice myself. RESISTERHOOD embodies the idea that when we join together as a community to support and uplift each other, we are all better off. RESISTERHOOD is what democracy looks like.