Awarded First Place for Feminism on Film at the Women’s Independent Film Festival- Fall 2018 Season-California
Finalist, MY HERO International Film Festival
Award Recognition 2019, Impact DOCS International Film Awards Competition
Some stories refuse to be ignored, despite concentrated effort to erase contributions women have made in techno-industrial fields.
Artist Pat Benincasa tells the story of thirteen women who defied spirit-crushing social norms to invent, race and design their way in to automotive history.
Their stories are timeless because the truth of their lives is like an IOU: The payment of their achievements comes due with every woman who dares to make her own way in the world.
Video based on 13 paintings by Pat Benincasa
Written + Produced by Pat Benincasa
Directed by John Mark Hostetler
Funding by Puffin Foundation Grant