Previous Work by Board Members

An award-winning short film edited by Sharon Mullally “Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa” , made by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Mike Attie

At the Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors arrive each morning to the nonstop ring of calls from women and teens who are seeking to end a pregnancy but can’t afford to. In this short documentary we learn how economic stigma and cruel legislation determines who in America has access to abortion.

AFI DOCS awarded Abortion Helpline the Grand Jury Prize for best short documentary in 2020, saying: “For its simple yet profound approach to a polarizing issue, we have selected a film which puts humanity ahead of an agenda.”

Featured in Ms. magazine article: “Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa: A Wake-Up Call to Unseen Harms of Abortion Restrictions.”

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences selected Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa as one of ten films to advance in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 93rd Academy Awards. CLICK HERE for more information.

Tango Macbeth, directed by Nadine Patterson and edited by Sharon Mullally , is on………. is a global streaming service of Pan-African content. Tango Macbeth was just added to the roster of over 300 films.

“And They Jumped into the Water…Some” Directed, Edited and Written by Lois Moses

While trekking through “The Middle Passage”, enslaved Africans are confronted with a perplexing choice, demonstrating some freedoms require great sacrifice.​

KNEE DEEP an environmental documentary by Ann Tegnell and Sharon Mullally

Everything you pour down the storm drains end up in the water supply.  And the only way to find out is to check the rivers and streams that empty into the Schuylkill where we eventually get our water.  

— Ed Chun, retired chemist

Through the bitter cold of winter and into a vibrant fall, KNEE DEEP follows volunteers from the Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps of Germantown, Philadelphia. They include a retired bus driver, an amateur paleontologist, ex-teachers, lab technicians, and a Harvard-trained chemist who have all taken on the task of sampling and testing water of regional creeks. When the Corps finds evidence of untreated sewage in the Monoshone Creek, the question arises, ‘How do you get the attention of agencies that can change the situation?’ New political alignments and persistence result in the Philadelphia Water Department investing significant resources to improve the watershed. The generation of long-term data that supports changes in the management of water and waste, combined with a commitment to educating children and communities about the urban environment, is the joyful legacy of the Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps. Not ready to ‘retire’, it is a population – and an audience – that is growing and looking for media that speaks to their concerns.

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