The 21st SF Documentary Festival (SF DocFest), held from June 1 – 12, 2022, will screen Street Heroines, helmed by Valiant Pictures director Alexandra Henry, as part of its virtual festival lineup. Street Heroines will screen online and on demand during the festival.
SF DocFest’s feature programming includes 36 features and 58 shorts. This year’s festival will be presented as a hybrid of virtual screenings and live presentations. Films may be viewed on demand, plus there will be 36 films that will be shown at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The full festival program may be found at sfdocfest2022.eventive.org.
Alexandra Henry’s feature-length Street Heroines celebrates the courage and creativity of female street artists worldwide. Following three Latina protagonists, Street Heroines is the first of its kind documentary to capture the global outcry of female street artists who have been overlooked for decades, while their male counterparts continue to garner acclaim. Setting out to raise the profiles of women in this growing subculture, the film follows these emerging artists from different corners of the world who use their art to fight inequality. Two artists featured in the documentary, Lady Pink and Ann J. Lewis, will also be creating murals for the festival, celebrating women and the highly influential Latinx community in Kingston.
Street Heroines aligns with SF DocFest’s mission to spotlight diverse voices in the film community and compelling and socially relevant documentary subjects.
Director Alexandra Henry is a multilingual director with over 13 years of international experience in film and branded entertainment. She has been selected for SHOOT Magazine's lauded New Directors Showcase and was named a finalist for the STARZ & The Wrap Women’s ‘Telling Our Stories’ film contest, demonstrating her passion for art, music, and languages through photography. The majority-female Street Heroines filmmaking team includes Producer Jordan Noël Hawkes and Executive Producer Zahra Sherzad and is presented in partnership with Some Serious Business and with support from New York Foundation for the Arts.