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Forthcoming Documentary to Explore the Story of the First Women Ordained as Episcopal Priests: On Kickstarter until June 20

In 1974 eleven women were ordained Episcopal priests against church rules. They sparked a movement. Margo Guernsey is the director of a documentary film in production that will tell their story. Tentatively titled The Philadelphia Eleven, the film tells how the women hit a chord in a deeply divided world about who speaks the word of God. They set an example for how individuals might follow their call amid adversity. The film is on Kickstarter until June 20th. Here is a link with more information.

About the Director: Margo Guernsey

Margo began her film career in 2010 as a producer at WPBT2 (Miami). Councilwomanher first feature documentary, is touring the country, and will air on PBS’s America ReFramed in the fall of 2019. Over the past 20 years, Margo has worked as a union organizer, non-profit development director, Spanish/English translator and media instructor, always building multi-racial collaborations across class lines to inform the work of building a more just society. Margo brings her organizing, fundraising and filmmaking background to work on film outreach and impact. She holds an MFA in Film (University of Miami), MA in History (Umass/Amherst), BA in History (Brown University), and is a Tribeca/Camden/CNNFilms Retreat Alumni.   

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