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Isadora Leidenfrost

A Message From the Filmmaker

 

While "Things We Don't Talk About" was my inspired Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it is much bigger than simply a dissertation. Creating a film requires a network of people and I look at this film as 'about the women and for ALL women'. It's their film!

 

I set out to do everything in my power to make this film, even if it meant doing everything myself and on an extremely meager budget. Believing in my determination and commitment, I met the most formidable of obstacles, but I was willing to do whatever it took.

 

However, as I began to tour the country hearing the extraordinary stories, listening to the interviews, and filming in Red Tents, I began to understand that this groundbreaking film was worth so much more than what I as one single individual could ever accomplish even with 200% of my efforts. Optimally, I needed a team of people who are passionate about this film and the movement among women. Each clip brings emotion, beauty, humor and wisdom in ways that perhaps have never been seen before on film with women.

 

In the larger arena of life, something is moving among us. We are learning to co-collaborate, co-create and move together in community where there are more resources together than alone. We are also listening to our intuition and finding the next step rooted in our courage to live out our larger purpose.

 

One night after seeing another riveting documentary, I suddenly knew that "Things We Don't Talk About" was much bigger than me or even my Ph.D. The content of what it carries has the potential to change many lives. This is a story that I personally want to bring to women and men everywhere. This is "our" movie that I am so privileged to be taking leadership in as the "filmmaker," documenting the emergence of women building a woman-honoring society. In this moment, it is teaching me to ask for help so that together we can co-create a larger scope of possibilities. Ideally I would like to see a volunteer base of leaders who can contribute their skills if they too are passionate about what is here in this groundbreaking film. In this spirit and in a humble request for support, I invite you to join me. Below you will find a preliminary list of the skills I am looking for.

 

Want to Volunteer?

 

If you find yourself called to support in other ways please let me know your ideas.

 

If you are hearing the call like I did, you will know. Together we can fulfill the promise of a great documentary that not only records history but also propels the future of women forward in a time where our leadership is most needed.

 

Thank you.

~Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost

 

Volunteer:

 

Accounting Assistant

Bloggers

Film Distributors

Graphic Designers

Interns

Lawyer (Entertainment)

Lawyer (Contract)

Marketing Executive

Marketing Director

Marketing Assistant

Networkers

Paralegal

PR Executive

PR Assistant

Publicist

Sales Executive

Sales Agent

Social Media Specialist

Website Copy Writers

Web Developer

Webmistress

Writers

 

 

It takes hundreds of people to make a film. I could not have done this without you!

 

  Together we fulfilled the promise of a great documentary.

 

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Directed, Filmed, & Edited by:

 
  • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD

 

Produced by:

 
  • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD

 

Co-Produced by:

 
  • ALisa Starkweather

 

Music Composed and Produced by:

 
  • Ruth Mendelson

 

Advisors & Consultants:

 
  • ALisa Starkweather
  • Bradley P. McCabe, PhD
  • Beverly Gordon, PhD
  • Carolyn Kallenborn
  • Christine Garlough, PhD
  • Doreen Bryant
  • Jamie Waggoner
  • Leslee Nelson
  • Patty Loew, PhD
  • Ruth Mendelson
  • Teresa Moorehouse Howley

 

Narration by:

 
  • Dale Allen

 

Written by:

 
  • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD

 

Assistant Scriptwriting Editors:

 
  • ALisa Starkweather
  • Elisabeth Matthews
  • Jayleigh Lewis

 

Soundtrack Mastered by

 
  • Marisa T. Déry at Tamar Mastering

 

Subtitles by:

 
  • Spanish subtitles created by Elena Sofía Zambrano
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  • German subtitles created by Stefanie Miosga
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  • Portuguese subtitles created by Luís Daniel & Ana Vanessa Da Fonseca Louro Dias Oliveira
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  • Hebrew Subtitles created by Zohar Noy-Meir

     

  • French Subtitles created by Michèle Le Clech and Nelly Delambily

 

Animators:

 
  • Megan Crosen
 
  • Terri Matthews, The Crimson Wave

 

Additional Camera Work:

 
  • Eric Johnson and Faith Morgan
    Educational Video Publishing,
    Yellow Springs, OH
  • Kendra Noonan Hughes

 

Graphic Design:

 
  • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD
  • Jamie Waggoner
  • Megan Crosen

 

Production Assistance:

 
  • Craig Werner
  • Jamie Waggoner
  • Kam Delong
  • Kathleen Rouleau
  • Marsia Shuron Harris
  • Moving Box Studios
  • Rhoda Kopy
  • Ruth Mendelson
  • Susan Eaton Mendenhall
  • Venus Free

 

Administrative Assistance:

 
  • Alisa Blanchard
  • ALisa Starkweather
  • Amy Biddle
  • Anlique Challanwalls
  • Andrea Nedelsky
  • Astrid Grove
  • Charlie Stuart
  • DeAnna L’am
  • Doreen Bryant
  • Gerry Lehrburger
  • Jamie Waggoner
  • Jasmin Starrchild
  • Jayleigh Lewis
  • Jess Marino
  • Jodi Miriam Green
  • Keiko Zoll
  • Maria Barresi
  • Mary Ann Hopper
  • Mary Mimm
  • Merith Cole
  • Natalie Johnsen
  • Nicole Oxendine
  • Nicole Platania
  • Oceana Leblanc
  • Rita Emmer
  • Sayra Pinto
  • Suzanne Roupas
  • Tamara Medley
  • Teresa Moorehouse Howley
  • Tiffany Montavon
  • Tracey Baum-Wicks
  • UW-Madison, Design Studies
  • Venus Zephyr

 

ABC Carpet & Home Store Red Tent

 

Interviews:

 
  • ALisa Starkweather
  • Anita Diamant
  • Astrid Grove
  • Beverly Little Thunder
  • Bonnie Fewtrell
  • Chaya Leia
  • Cherie Ackerson
  • DeAnna L'am
  • Doreen Bryant
  • Eleni Karabesini
  • Eliza Martin Simpson
  • Jamie Waggoner
  • Jacque Hansen
  • Jasmin Starchild
  • Jessica Prodis
  • Joanne Nicholson
  • Karly Ann Griffin
  • Katherine Sheehan Heller
  • Khrys Expisito
  • Laura Wyeth
  • Leonore Tjia
  • Leila Zainab Counihan
  • Liza Scully
  • Lushanya Echeverria
  • Maria Barresi
  • Maryann Hopper
  • Michelle Broaddus
  • Nancy Koenig
  • Natalie Johnsen
  • Nicole Oxendine
  • Rowan Flamm
  • Sayra Pinto
  • Shelly Graff
  • Susan Weed
  • Taica Patience
  • Tracy Baum-Wicks
  • Wendy Lyons
  • Yonette Fleming

 

Transcription:

 
  • Amanda Thum
  • Becky Sponholz
  • Brandie Buresh
  • Clarity Hoffmann
  • Jayleigh Lewis
  • Jennifer Upton
  • Kara Nilson
  • Kathleen Rouleau
  • Kayla Burgus
  • Kristin Wilson
  • Kylie McAteer
  • Leila Boudouani
  • Lisa Jo Hubacher
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Marsia Shuron Harris
  • Melanie Wallace
  • Mona Reeves
  • Tiffany Gray
  • Wendy Lyons

 

Additional Muisc by:

 
  • "Red Tent Temple" written by Marsia Shuron Harris. Performed by Mother Turtle. Produced and arranged by Adrienne Zolondick. Produced by Marsia Shuron Harris.

 

  • "Through it All" & "Rise Up" by Mother Turtle
 
  • "Sacredness (The Blood Song)" by Shylah Ray Sunshine. www.reverbnation.com/shylahraysunshine
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    Music featured in the trailer:

     

     

     

    Red Tents and Red Tent Temples:

     

    Red Tent Temple, Arlington, VA

     
    • Amanda Bryson
    • Angela b. Ferri
    • Christel Libiot
    • Debra Loqtwait
    • Holly Randall
    • Hone Hodges
    • Julie Birngman
    • Kelli Cronin
    • Lisa Cohen
    • Lin Hiley
    • Sage Presnail
    • Tina Kraus
    • Tiffany Montavon

     

    Red Tent Temple, Baldwinville, MA

     
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Abigail Houghton
    • Amy Dawn Verebay
    • Alma Dell Smith
    • Amy Cullen
    • Amanda Richter
    • Bonnie MacGilliuray
    • Bridget Pooser
    • Chaya Leia
    • Camella Grandara
    • Colleen Butaney
    • Denise Santoro
    • Ellen Santos
    • Elizabeth Stahl
    • Gretchen Kainz
    • Hannah Brumby
    • Helena “Dature” Melone
    • Jamie Waggoner
    • Jessamyn Kennedy
    • Julianna Donofrio
    • Janice Sorensen
    • Karen Sharpe
    • Kathleen McGilvray
    • Kathleen Rouleau
    • Karine Vitiello
    • Kristin Brockett
    • Kristin Wilson
    • Laura Gail Grohe
    • Lisa Brumby
    • Lisa Shorr
    • Margaux Skalecki Medicine Dancer
    • Marsia S. Harris/Mother Turtle
    • Meggie Winchell
    • Natalie Richter
    • Nico Sol Vajra Pooser
    • Pamela Lemkin-Cotton
    • Patricia L. Fontana
    • Petra Roelofs
    • Quita
    • Sara Levine
    • Selena Laina Gallen
    • Sela Jade Marley Free
    • Shira Shaiman
    • Tiffany Gray
    • Vicki Lemkin
    • Ventunely Cerwiwn
    • Venus Zephyr Free

     

    Red Tent Temple, Bethesda, MD

     
    • Daniella Sky Genco
    • Erin Pillman
    • Kathryn G. Leete
    • Lucyann Foronda Dirksen
    • Nicole Oxendine
    • Quincey Oxendine Poersch
    • Rene Royal
    • Sophia Oxendine Poersch
    • Sayra Pinto

     

    Red Tent, Glassboro, NJ

     
    • Cheyenne Sadowski
    • Diane Terry-Kehner
    • Gretchen Jones
    • Jodi Miriam-Green
    • Katie Chiaravolloti
    • Katie Dunkley
    • Mandy Sadowski
    • Maya Cook
    • Robbi Albert-Jones
    • Susan Lasprugato
    • Summer Smith
    • Susan Jones
    • Tracey Mason

     

    Red Tent Temple, Grafton, MA

     
    • Ameena Jabbaur
    • Ann Mudgett Hyatt
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Beverly J. Heath
    • Christine Conway
    • Cheryl Harvey
    • Janet Farnsworth
    • Jillian Gazzaniga
    • Joy Clarkson
    • Kirsten Bonanza
    • Karen Ribelro
    • Kara Renee Nilson
    • Laryssa Robidean
    • Lauren Mullin
    • Laney Goodman
    • Melanie Cole
    • Nancy Anger
    • Oceana LaBlanc

     

    Red Temple, Northeast, PA

     
    • Astrid Grove
    • Amber Harris
    • Anne Matheos
    • Athena B. Huckaby
    • Beverly Little Thunder
    • Cameron Boyle
    • Carol Sciacca
    • Cary Miller
    • Cassidy Noll
    • Ceili Senft
    • Cherie Ackerson
    • Cherie Heatsong
    • Cherry Schweitzer
    • Christin LaRocque
    • Christine Exposito-Wirth
    • Chrysalls Crafthogen
    • Crystal Noll
    • Debbie Dunkelberger
    • Deborah Roth
    • Destini Noll
    • Diane Golden Hunter
    • Doreen Bryant
    • Drea Nedelsky
    • Eliza Martin-Simpson
    • Elizabeth Claire Taylor
    • Evelyne Adler Fernandez
    • Gina White
    • Hilary Vreeland
    • Isabella Gitana-Woolf
    • Jamie Waggoner
    • Janice R. Pemberton
    • Jaqueline Hanson
    • Jeannette E. Madigan
    • Jessica Marino
    • Joaane Nicholson
    • Joan Nicoll-Senft
    • Jodess Chizever
    • Jodi Paige
    • Kam Delong
    • Karly A. Griffin
    • Kassandra Buecker
    • Katherine Heller
    • Kathy Crocco
    • Kimberly Bittner
    • Laura Wyeth
    • Lauren Wirth
    • Leonore N. Tjia
    • Loretta Shigo
    • Lori Barry
    • Lushanya Echeverria
    • Marn Ann Hopper
    • Marie Nazon
    • Martha Kilcome
    • Marty Broda
    • Millie Cabreja
    • Nancy Koenig
    • Paola Suarez-Papp
    • Ramona Lee Perez
    • Renee Sandug
    • Robbi Albert-Jones
    • S. Rowan Flamm
    • Sandra Martin
    • Serpentessa
    • Shannon Healy
    • Sharleen Leahey
    • Shelley Graff
    • Sherry Lawson
    • Tamara James
    • Tiffany Ladd
    • Toni Constant
    • Tracey Baum-Wicks
    • V. Gross
    • Vanessa Codorniu
    • Vanessa Tricoche
    • Yvonne Travahen

     

    Red Tent, Philadelphia, PA

     
    • Allison Brunner
    • Allison Millard
    • Christine Boyer
    • Jessica Marino
    • Melissa Ameika
    • Nicole Connar
    • Rajah Lan Lamour
    • Rebecca Waleski
    • Sabina Ana Maria Trandafir
    • Sarah Stringer

     

    Red Tent Temple, Salem, MA

     
    • Amy B. Lohman
    • Amy E. Dwyer
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Baraka Berger
    • Christina Mellen
    • Elizabeth Stahl
    • Jacquie Valatke
    • Jennifer Viets
    • Keiko Zoll
    • Kelle Sparta
    • Natalie Habalou-Johnsen
    • Lauren Steeves
    • Sabrina Kachinski

     

    Moonlodge, Santa Cruz, CA

     
    • Astrid Grove
    • Eleni Karabesini
    • Jessica Prodis
    • Liza Scully
    • Michelle Broaddus
    • Taica Isolde Unanue Patience

     

    Red Tent, Sebastopol, CA

     
    • Anna Adelman
    • Anniitra Ravenmoon
    • Colleen Thomas
    • Cynthea Denise
    • DeAnna L’am
    • Elise Baker
    • Jayne Marie DeMente
    • Katie Arlene
    • Baptist Melanie Otto

     

    Red Tent Temple, Shutesbury, MA

    Women's Belly & Womb Conference

     
    • Abigail Copeland
    • Abigail Winters
    • Adora LaRoche
    • Alexandra Schueler
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Alisa Juanita Muniz Blanchard
    • Alisa Wright Tanny
    • Alma Dell Smith
    • Amanda Turk
    • Ana M. Wolf
    • Angela Gregory
    • Angela Raymond
    • Angelique Walls
    • Anna Vadnais
    • Anne Hoffman
    • Ashton Eggers
    • Audrey Post
    • Banghan Nabi Kim
    • Beth Umba
    • Betzy Calladonato
    • Caishlyn Ott
    • Caltyn Treem
    • Carol Douglass
    • Cassandra Gonzalez
    • Chelsea Spear
    • Chenoa Charpintier
    • Christina Gallagher
    • Christine Eck
    • Deborah Nixon
    • Denise Santoro
    • Devorah Rosenberg
    • Donna N. Whyte
    • Hannah Langley
    • Heather B. Hallenbeck
    • Heather Wight
    • Ileana Curtis
    • Isabella Gitana-Woolf
    • Jacquelyn Segrest
    • Jamie Maloof
    • Janet Farnsworth
    • Jayleigh Lewis
    • Jessamyn Kennedy
    • Jillian Gazzaniga
    • Joanne E. Connolly
    • Joanne Shehan
    • Jody L. McAssey
    • Juliana Goldstone
    • Julie C. Woods
    • June Coravors
    • Karen Sharpe
    • Karly A. Griffin
    • Kathleen Downey
    • Kathleen Rouleau
    • Katie Chiarovolloti
    • Katrina Coravos
    • Kelle Sparta
    • Kelly Brooks
    • Kendra Noonan Hughes
    • Kimberly Collins
    • Kimberly Corda
    • Kristin Wilson
    • Laney Goodman
    • Leila Counihan
    • Lenny Quites
    • Linda Boughner
    • Linda Tumbarelto
    • Marybeth Sweeney
    • Megan M. Forget
    • Meggie Winchell
    • Melissa Bridges
    • Mikki Baloy Davis
    • Natalie Habalou-Johnsen
    • Oceana LaBlanc
    • Randi Laufman
    • Rebecca deGraw
    • Rebecca Smith
    • Rebecka Eggers
    • Sarah Peters
    • Sarah Sawyer
    • Shannon E. Colman
    • Sharon L. Wagner
    • Sheri Winston
    • Sia Blaser
    • Sugatti Phillips
    • Susan E. Malone
    • Susan VanHam
    • Suzette Pena
    • Tanya Shebnow
    • Thurayya Abdul-Auiz
    • Tiffany Gray
    • Venus Zephyr Free

     

    Red Tent, Syracuse, NY

     
    • Anna K. Crouch
    • Erin E. Neisen
    • Julie Seekey
    • Jenn Bush
    • Marie Summerwood
    • Liz Stehle
    • Lisa Saile
    • Julie Seekey
    • Meg Toben
    • Patricia N. Harmatuk
    • Suzanne Roupas
    • Tracey E. Baum-Wicks

     

    Red Tent, Toms River, NJ

     
    • Acharya Sri Khadi Madama
    • Brenda D. Schechter
    • Doreen Bryant
    • Diane Archer-Camhi
    • Dawn Disette
    • Mary Beth McDonough

     

    Red Tent, Yellow Springs, OH

     
    • Amy Chavez
    • Anjali Mediratta Brannon
    • Ariell Johnson
    • Brenda Joy Hensler
    • Heidi Eastman
    • Jade Turner
    • Jennifer Johnson
    • Kristen Bean
    • Laurie Dreamspinner
    • Lorien Chavez
    • Marybeth Francesca Wolf
    • Marta Mari-Crocker
    • Modjeska Chavez
    • Myra Malishenko and her son Sebastian
    • Natalia Ramirez
    • Nicole Rosaria-Manieri
    • Whitney Rhiannon Till

     

    Fundraising & Development:

     
    • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Jen Castellani
    • Marsia Shuron-Harris
    • Naraya Ligouri-Sztam
    • Suzanne Roupas
    • Teresa Moorehouse Howley

     

    Natalie

     

    Photography:

     
    • Afke Reyenga
    • Alisa Blanchard (Common Moments Photography)
    • ALisa Starkweather
    • Anna Berkley
    • Barbara Exposito
    • Blair Richards
    • Chenoa Malulani Charpentier
    • Cora Emens
    • Corinna Wood
    • Coshida Multimedia
    • Dan Wirth
    • DeAnna Lam
    • Denise Guerin (Art + Life Photography)
    • Edward Acker
    • Elisabeth Black
    • Ellen Mack
    • Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD
    • Jasmin Starrchild
    • Jennifer Penick, Founder/Owner of The Red Tent in Los Gatos, CA
    • Jennifer Quarks
    • Jess Thomasin
    • Johanna Koeslag
    • Karen Elizabeth Holmes
    • Karly Ann Griffin
    • Keiko & Larry Zoll
    • Khrys Exposito
    • Laurana Seymour
    • Lushanya Echeverria
    • Lynette Penick http://www.photographybylynette.com/
    • Marston Blow
    • Maureen Walton
    • Melissa Enderle
    • Natalie Johnsen
    • Natasha Wirth
    • Rachael Hertogs www.rachaelhertogs.co.uk
    • Rowan Flamm
    • S. Wise
    • Sisterhood of Avalon
    • Warwick Brown Fine Photography

     

    A special thank you to the following for their musical help:

     
    • Cathie Higginson
    • Jaynee
    • Kellianna
    • Marlane T. DuBois
    • Lisa Wilson Brumby and Brett Brumby
    • Om Frequency
    • Rene Farabaugh
    • Sabrina Peña Young
    • Shelley Graff


     

    Media Licenses:

     
    • What If: A Portrait of Infertility video by Keiko Zoll.
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    • "Canada: Opening up the Red Tent." by V Radhika. Women's Feature Service. New Delhi: September 10, 2007. Courtesy of the Women's Feature Service.
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    • "Healing Red Tents" by Lee Riddell. No. 25 Fall 2009. Reprinted from Positive News US. www.positivenewsus.org
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    • "Syracuse 'Red Tent' celebrates feminine, honors popular book at Nov. 7 event" by Amber Smith. November 1, 2010. Courtesy of The Post-Standard.
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    • "The Red Tent: A Woman-space Phenomenon" by Tracie Welser Off Our Backs. Washington: 2007. Vol. 37, Iss. 2/3; pg. 41, 4 pgs. Courtesy of Off Our Backs and Tracie Welser.
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    • "The Wandering Womb at Home in The Red Tent" by Holly Blackford. The ALAN Review. Winter 2005. pp 74-84. Courtesy of The Alan Review- The Assembly for Literature for Young Adults.
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    • Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: A Reader's Guide by Ann Finding. Continuum Press, 2004. Courtesy of Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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    • Inside the Red Tent by Sandra Hack Polaski. Chalice Press, 2006. Courtesy of Chalice Press.
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    • Photograph of Jennifer Penick by Lynette Penick of http://www.photographybylynette.com/ featuring a poem by Patricia Lynn Reilly http://www.imagineawoman.com
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    • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Picador, 1997. Courtesy of the author.

     

    Legal:

     
    • Jason Loebach, J.D.
    • Lisa A. Wilson, University Legal Counsel,
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

     

    Performances:

     
    • "An Invitation," a poem by Laura Gail Grohe
    • Colleen Butaney
    • Kelle Sparta
    • "Sisters," a song by Lisa and Brett Brumby
    • "Wild Women Who," a spoken word poem by Venus Zephyr