Her Head in Films

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"My head isn't in the clouds, my head is in films."

The sentence above is from an email I wrote many years ago. At the time, I was trying to describe my obsession with cinema, how it's all I could think about. When I started to consider creating a film podcast, I remembered that email and that phrase. In 2016, Her Head in Films was born. I've taken you with me into my film obsession. Together, we've traveled the globe and explored a range of stories and experiences, from a young man's coming-of-age in India to a web of interconnected people in Poland. I've loved every minute of it.

When my father died in 2006, cinema was one of the things I turned to for solace and comfort. I would sit in darkened theaters and enter other worlds and get a glimpse at other lives. It was the closest thing to healing I've ever felt. It's also the closest I've come to feeling any real connection in this world. For me, cinema has been life-saving.

Her Head in Films is dedicated to the personal, the subjective, the emotional. It's about my intimate, intense relationship with mostly art house and international cinema. At the same time, as a working class feminist, I can't help but infuse intersectionality into my analysis, often discussing things like gender, race, and class when I talk about certain films. I try to strike a balance between my personal response to a film and the larger issues at work in the story.

Her Head in Films has grown into something I never expected. It's become a cathartic outlet for me. It's allowed me to share my feelings and emotions about the art form of cinema. I've received several messages from people telling me that my podcast is very meaningful to them and that it's had an impact on their lives. I am so overwhelmed by that. I've always wanted to contribute something to the world, and I truly believe that this podcast is one way that I can make others feel less alone. 

I'm starting this Patreon so that the podcast can be sustainable. Please, consider supporting the podcast at any dollar amount that is comfortable for you.

The money will go toward:
  • Paying for storage for the podcast on Simple Cast
  • Paying for film streaming sites and rental fees so that I can access a variety of films to create episodes
  • Any money left over will be used for my various needs as a working class person, including paying for food and bills.

If you'd like to make a one-time donation through Paypal, on the Paypal website click "Send & Request," then hit "Send to Friends and Family in the U.S.," and put in the email address [email protected] and send money that way.

Original artwork by Dhiyanah Hassan.

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