Every year, over 300,000 women go missing in the United States. There are currently over 2,600 Jane Does listed in the National Missing and Unidentified System (NamUs ) database waiting to be identified. Even during the height of the #metoo movement, when sexual harassment and violence against women was in the news every day, the stories of these women still went untold.
She is a full-length documentary about writer Aimée Baker's award-winning poetry collection Doe and her quest to give voice to the missing and unidentified women of the United States. Baker researched hundreds of police reports, missing persons fliers, and news articles to create this collection. Her poems bear witness to the women’s stories as an act of remembrance and activism.
She explores the complexity of the ways women are lost to us: through violence, abuse, addiction, and even choice. The film focuses on some of the stories in Doe, giving background of the events and the women represented in the book, and brings much-needed attention to their cases.
Every day that passes, another woman goes missing, another body is found. The few that make it to the top of our newsfeed, capture the nation’s attention. This film brings the same attention to some of the stories that have been forgotten or never made it to the news.
When we first heard about Aimée and her book Doe, we were immediately invested. These beautiful poems tell the eye-opening story of a truth that can no longer be ignored. The compassion Aimée has for missing and unidentified women is infinite, and we wanted to help share these stories the way they are meant to be shared; with the women and only the women as the focal point. All too often, stories of violence toward women are not about the women themselves, but about their abuser. We want to know who he is and why he did what he did, leaving the victim to be forgotten and victimized for a second time. We want to change that through She. We want She to be the voice of these women and we want our message to be loud and clear - no one deserves to be forgotten.
Jason Greer and Vanessa Cicarelli are high school sweethearts that have been together for over 25 years. Jason was born in Bozeman, MT and Vanessa in Montreal, QC. They now live in Upstate New York where they raise their children and run a family business. They started Greer Cicarelli Photography in 2000. Their business has grown over the years from family and wedding photography to commercial photography and video production. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications both nationally and internationally. They have worked for companies such as GoDaddy, Bombardier, PenAir, BMW, Family Dollar, Canadian Pacific Rail Ways, The Adirondack Coast, and many more.
Jason and Vanessa believe in telling authentic stories, be it through photography or film. She is their first full length directorial endeavor. What began as a passion project has grown into a life of its own. She is set to become a full-length documentary delicately interweaving the weight of the forgotten with feminine beauty and the power of knowledge.
Sue Vicory is a three time Telly Award winning filmmaker, and creator of the not for profit production company Heartland Films , Inc. Her first film entitled “Homelessness & the Power of One“ had it's debuted in 2005, shortly after Katrina hit New Orleans. It went on to raise $200,000 for shelters while winning numerous awards.
Since then, Sue has produced more than 11 films of her own, as well as been involved in many other film projects including, Associate Producer on the reality show "Win Place Show", and co-producer on the reality show, "Miracle Mob", Executive Producer on the series "American HerStory".
Sue has been a moderator as well as sat on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival representing women filmmakers. Sue has been a judge for both the Regional and National Emmys. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors based in LA. “Women Documentary Filmmakers” is a web site Sue created for the visibility of women documentary filmmakers from around the world.
Why Your Support Matters
We believe She tells important stories about women who have been lost and forgotten. Your contributions will help bring their stories to light.
Production has already begun on She, but we need your help to continue. Your donations will go directly toward production costs and promotion, including hiring a well-known actress, who has agreed to provide voice talent for the film.
In addition to all of your donation being a Tax Deduction
$25 - Get a social media shout-out (unless you prefer to give anonymously)
$100 - A signed poetry broadside from author Aimée Baker
$250 - A signed copy of Doe from author Aimée Baker
$500 - All of the ABOVE and a special Thank You credit in the film
$750 - All of the ABOVE and receive an Associate Producer Credit in the film
$1500 - All of the ABOVE and receive a Producer Credit in the film
$5000 - All of the ABOVE and receive an Executive Producer Credit in the film
- Marjorie Hanson
- Doug Butdorf
- Emily Brown
- Laura Sells-Doyle
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