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‘Over the Kitchen Table’ recounts the largely unknown history of the battered women's movement of the 1980s. Started as a grassroots effort in Tulsa, Oklahoma the founders were primarily LGBTQ, BIPOC, and formerly abused women who banded together across racial and economic divides. They faced tremendous backlash and unbelievable persecution to set up systems for protection. This is a missing piece of our history that needs to not be erased as we continue to fight for justice for women today.
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Many of the women who started it all are in their 70's and 80's. Now is the time to document and tell this story.

The movement was formed by women meeting in each others homes and talking while sharing meals. Therefore, this documentary will take shape through a conversation while we cook a meal together.

Kitchen elements like the cutting board, soup pot, and microwave will come to life with animations and archival footage that illustrate the harrowing stories being told.

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