Councilwoman

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Film phase: Production

SYNOPSIS

Councilwoman is about a Dominican hotel housekeeper who sits on the City Council in Providence, RI. The film follows her first term as she learns the ropes of political office, and is a part of a spirited effort to win economic justice for hotel workers. She has two contenders in a tight race for her re-election. This is a story about civic participation and power in our democracy.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Guernsey headshot B & WMargo Guernsey is a documentary filmmaker based in Boston. When she is not producing long form stories, she directs and writes non-profit and industrial videos for the web. In addition to Councilwoman, she is developing A Song of Hope, a historical documentary about civil rights legend Pauli Murray. Guernsey has worked as a Producer at WPBT2, Miami’s PBS Station, as a professional fundraiser and communications director for two different non-profits, and as a union organizer. She is bilingual Spanish/English. Guernsey founded Time Travel Productions in 2012. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami and a BA from Brown University.