Until She is Free



Until She is Free connects women’s struggle for power, personal and political with the suppression of their human right to be sexual. A “culturally cliterate” world offers an alternative narrative of power to the one that promotes the notion that women are sex objects who take direction from male power and accept all with little resistance. In a culturally cliterate world, a woman defines sex according to her own values, desires, and pleasures, settling for nothing less than personal autonomy.

Until She is Free was produced as part of Docs by the Dozen, in partnership with LUNAFEST®. Since 2001, LUNAFEST® has been flipping the script, creating opportunities for women in film. Watch the 2021 season here.


Maria Finitzo is looking off-camera. Black and white portrait.Maria Finitzo is a two-time Peabody Award-winning filmmaker who has won every major broadcast award including most recently the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for her directing on the series Hard-Earned. She is an associate of four-time Oscar nominated Kartemquin Films. Finitzo is also a screenwriter and fiction film director. Her most recent film, The Dilemma of Desire, explores female sexual desire and women’s equality.