League of Lady Wrestlers is an experimental documentary film about the Toronto Chapter of the League of Lady Wrestlers, an amateur wrestling league that seeks to celebrate feminine identities through the spectacle of wrestling. The league is known for their outlandish outfits, wild wrestling moves, audience engagement, and feminist message.
About The Artist
As an artist, activist, and educator Amy Siegel’s practice is explicitly interdisciplinary and feminist. Her work spans social practice, installation, performance, cinema, and sculpture. Her current interests are in feminist organizing, collective creation, and the potential of art as a means for social action. Amy holds an MA in Community Development and a BA in Communication Studies.
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and
emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University's
Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007,
Ryerson's Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program
in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow's documentary filmmakers
and visual artists. The program contributes to Canada's world-renowned
reputation for excellence in documentary by nurturing new talent and
fostering innovative critical approaches.