Virginia Woolf said that 70 years ago -- if you look at today's classrooms, newspapers, films, and television not enough has changed. That's why we are working to complete a new historic series.

When finished, the series will include not only the Women of Power documentaries produced or co-produced by Flare Productions-- on Ruth Berlau, Virginia Woolf, Hildegard of Bingen, Ada Byron Lovelace, and Maria Sibylla Merian but also a number of fine documentaries made by other filmmakers.

The Women of Power series is designed for global broadcast as well as for use in universities, colleges, & high schools.

For more information and to support the project please contact Flare Productions.

OPPORTUNITIES to support the project:

  • Contribute to Flare . Contributions are tax-deductible and can be earmarked for the Women of Power series. The sums needed for a fine series are large, but the number of people who are then able to view such a series is also great. Checks should be made payable to Flare Productions and sent to 5231 Crown Street, Bethesda, MD 20816 USA
  • Email us at if you have information and recommendations about fine documentaries on women, whose filmmakers we might contact about including their work in the series. Or write us about your own work if you are a documentary filmmaker who has made or is making a program focusing on an individual woman or a group of women. Subjects may be historical or contemporary. Recommended documentaries should ideally be between 45 and 60 minutes in length, lively and interesting to a broad audience, of high artistic and technical quality, well-researched, and, for this series, preferably without dramatizations. At this time we are particularly seeking documentaries about African and Latin American women.

Flare Productions, 5231 Crown Street, Bethesda, MD 20816 USA

Take The Women of Power QUIZ : "How many of these historically important women did you learn about when you were growing up?"


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