docnow 2017 / League of Lady Wrestlers

Artist Statement

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.

Artist
Amy Siegel

Project Type
Film

Date
June 14, 2017

Hours
6:30pm–9:00 pm

Venue
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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