The Philadelphia Eleven

Documentary Feature

USA, 86 Minutes
Director Margo Guernsey
Editor Rabab Haj Yahya
Cinematographer Nikki Bramley
Composer Saul Simon MacWilliams

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, some lose friends, and others are banned from stepping on church property. In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who succeed in transforming an age-old institution, and challenge the very essence of patriarchy within Christendom.

Festivals & Awards

Sidewalk Film Festival

Heart of The Hinterlands

Documentary Short

Brazil, 16 Minutes