14: Geneva Peschka on Community & "UNSPOKEN"


12-07-2021 • 57 mins

Geneva is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker from Canada. Over her career, she’s brought her love for authentic storytelling to the documentary, commercial, and animation world. Her groundbreaking film UNSPOKEN follows the life of 14-year-old Emma Zurcher-Long as she challenges societal judgment surrounding autism. The film is co-directed by Emma- it’s stigma-breaking format is actively transforming the way society views autism. It’s currently available for educational distribution across North America through Video Project as well as KANOPY. Her most recent project, WOMXN, is a 12-part collaborative short documentary series designed to amplify the voices of the extraordinary everyday womxn. Geneva remotely directed the ADOBE | COMPLEX “When I See Myself” Collaborative Series (a 2021 Shorty Award Finalist) and the AUDIBLE | COMPLEX Campaign. In this episode, Geneva and Nadine take a deep dive into talking about the community that built her and the colorful teenage years that shaped her into who she is today. They talk about Geneva's questioning of all systems, and about saying yes to experiences that head your way. Geneva talks about her mission to share and manifest more joy, to uplift, and create real visibility. She talks about the pursuit for self advocacy in all aspects of her work, and shares about the magnificent Emma; how their collaboration created UNSPOKEN . Finally, they talk about her documentary series and podcast series WOMXN and Geneva’s journey to greater self love through it.

Geneva Peschka is a director and visual activist from Canada, based in Brooklyn, New York. You can check out her work on her website www.genevapeschka.com and on Vimeo.

Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com

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