Written, Produced and Directed by Martha Wheelock
Martha has combined education and filmmaking for over three decades when she discovered that there were so very few films about women and women’s history for the “new” subject area – Women’s Studies. Frustrated that she had to teach only male writers in her American Literature course caused her to make films on eclipsed women writers like Kate Chopin, May Sarton, and Madeleine L’Engle. For over 40 years, Martha taught English, Ethics and Women’s Studies in both high school and college, East and West Coast, most recently, at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.
When Women celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their Right to Vote in 1970, Martha marched down 5th Avenue, NYC; for the 75th Anniversary, she produced the first of her Women’s History Films, VOTES FOR WOMEN. For the Centennial of California Women’s suffrage, her film CALIFONIA WOMEN WIN THE VOTE, was the centerpiece of that celebration.
This celebratory portrait of the young suffrage martyr INEZ MILHOLLAND for the Centennial of her death is Martha’s way of spreading Women’s History, and of saying THANK YOU, INEZ and all Suffragists, FOR WINNING US THE VOTE.
Martha is on the board of the National Women’s History Project, and Girls Learn International, a mentor at Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, and a graduate of Earlham College ( BA), New York University ( MA, PhD) and AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. She is the Executive Director of Wild West Women, Inc, a non-profit company she co-founded to produce films on women in order to provide positive role models for women and girls.
Editor ~ Ashley Monti
Assistant Producer ~ Zoe Nicholson
Associate Producers: Virginia Carter, Judith Osmer, Joan Smiles, Peg Yorkin
Narrator ~ Libby West
Voice of Inez ~ Amy Walker
Art design ~ Phillip Tommey
Original Inez Milholland Speech Drawings by Evey Myles
Remembering Inez, by Robert Cooney and
Inez – the Life and Times of Inez Milholland by Linda J. Lumsden
Special Thanks to ~
Over 200 Kickstarter supporters
Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA
A project of the National Women’s History Project and Wild West Women, inc.
Centennial of Inez Milholland’s Death, 2016
© 2016 Martha Wheelock