FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN, the six-part, real-life Sex in the City by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox, is now available at http://www.AliveMindWoman.com and select websites focused on supporting women.
This six-hour, documentary saga about the modern female experience tracks a 40-something New Yorker (Fox herself) struggling to comprehend her “free” lifestyle, unfettered by
marriage, children and the gender biases of traditional cultures. Turning the camera on herself, Fox ““ at once powerful and vulnerable ““ travels to over 17 countries to understand how diverse women from around the world define their lives and their gender. In her investigation of the universal issues women face, Fox employs an ingenious new camera technique called “passing the camera,” creating a special cinematic language that mirrors the way women communicate with each other. As she explores the challenges faced by Cambodian prostitutes and Somali women who have undergone circumcision, the filmmaker finds surprising connections to her own life. With raw, illuminating and utterly personal conversations around kitchen tables from South Africa to Russia, India and Pakistan, Fox initiates a revolutionary dialogue as she maps universal concerns across race, class and nationality. The result is an epic, delectable, six-hour series that the New York Times calls, “Playful, tragic, contemplative”¦an addictive soap about sexuality and sisterhood.”