THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“We Hold the History of Progress, of Learning, of How to Break Down Barriers and Unequal Rights.”
Producer, Director, Filmmaker, Educator. Founded Wild West Women Films (originally Ishtar Films) in 1976 to create films and media for women’s studies programs, and to educate women and men about women’s place in history and the arts. National Women’s History Project. Girls Learn International. Girls Today, Women Tomorrow. Alliance of Women Directors.
Interviewed by Amanda Abraham, 2017
Photo 1. Martha holding up the sign she created, Mother Nature is a Lesbian, photograph by Bettye Lane for Time Magazine, Aug. 26, 1974. Photo 2. Writers Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock.
More About Martha:
- Martha Wheelock’s website, Wild West Women
- Martha Wheelock shares her memorabilia
- Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light website
- Select Interviews
- Interview with the Co-Writers Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock of With Banners Flying from Wild West Women Film Production Company in Studio City, CA JOCUNDA Music, Film and Theatre Festival on February 11, 2021
- In celebration of 100 years of the 19th Amendment, on August 26, 2020, the National Women’s History Museum hosted a special preview screening of the new short film INTO LIGHT, as well as a special screening of the short documentary, INEZ MILHOLLAND: FORWARD INTO LIGHT. The films were followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, including actress Amy Walker, director Jessica Graham, producer Martine Melloul, Forward Into Light filmmaker and advisor Martha Wheelock, and composer and sound engineer Nipun Nair. August 26, 2020
- CASCADIA Int’l Women’s Film Festival: Centennial Q&A with Director Martha Wheelock August 25, 2020
- Thom Hallock interviews documentary film maker Martha Wheelock about her film “Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light”. August 19, 2016
- Focus on Women Videotapes, 1983-1993. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.
- Veteran Feminists of America
- VFA Pioneer Histories Project interviews courtesy of Martha Wheelock
- National Women’s History Alliance website