As “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” dominates the pop charts, Maya writes in her diary everything that rocks her teenage world, from the assassination of Indira Gandhi and her parents’ divorce, to the latest pimple that made its appearance. But suddenly not much else seems to matter when a new girl arrives at school. A delightful and intimate exploration of youthful obsession, budding sexuality and what it means to be a teenager, which all too often sucks, big time.
is an independent filmmaker, feminist, grassroots activist and educator. She is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and her films have screened in more than 300 film festivals worldwide. She has won several awards, grants and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship for Film/Video. Her documentary I Am was shown at identities 2013.