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The Girl with the Rivet Gun

an animated documentary short
produced by Spargel Productions and Providence Productions
festival release: winter/spring 2020

animation and artwork by Danielle Ash
directed by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly
produced by Anne de Mare, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger & Kirsten Kelly

Taking you beyond the iconic “We Can Do It” poster girl to the millions of real-life women who shook the foundations of the American workplace – forever changing not only their own lives, but the very perception of what women can do.

The Girl with the Rivet Gun is an unconventional animated documentary short based on the adventures of three real-life “Rosie the Riveters” - Esther Horne, Susan Taylor King and Mildred Crow Sargent. From vastly different backgrounds, these three women came of age in an America united by war but struggling with divisions of gender, economics and race.

Built entirely by women filmmakers, The Girl with the Rivet Gun serves as entry point to a rich, layered, and adventurous rewriting of history as herstory, inspiring conversations about working women everywhere.

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