THE RISE OF POLICE BODY CAMERAS
New York Times Video Series by Brent McDonald and Hillary Bachelder
This four-chapter video series examines the challenges and incentives — social, political and economic — surrounding the rapid rise of police body cameras around the country. Is the technology delivering on its promise of transparency and accountability, and what are the ultimate consequences for law enforcement agencies and the communities they record?
Directed, produced, and edited by Hillary Bachelder
Embodies is a new take on body image– one that involves bruises and art and caskets. The film profiles three women with decidedly different relationships to the human form as they navigate the challenges of standing naked in a room full of strangers, raising a family and participating in an underground sport, and working with the dead for a living. Premiered at the Big Sky Film Festival in 2014.
Directed and Produced by Hillary Bachelder
An in-progress documentary following the movement of women across the country seeking to change the face of our democracy. This is an intimate story of those new to politics fighting for their communities and navigating challenges on and off the campaign trail. Follow us on Facebook for production updates during the 2017 and 2018 elections.
any gIVEN DAY
Directed by Margaret Byrne // Produced by Hillary Bachelder
A feature-length documentary about the Cook County Mental Health Court– a program designed to offer alternatives to jail for those dealing with mental illness. The film follows three participants during their probation and in the months following their release. Stay tuned for more information & media in 2017.
the men that i met
Photography & captions by Hillary Bachelder
A collection of photos and short essays documenting interactions with men on the street who solicit me to take their picture. A complex exploration of "street harassment" and its manifestations.
KARTEMQUIN AT 50
Edited by Hillary Bachelder
Kartemquin Films is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. In 2016, Kartemquin celebrated 50 years of sparking democracy through documentary.
Trailer Edited by Hillary Bachelder
An intimate, six year portrait of three African American boys growing into adulthood in rural North Carolina, exploring complex relationships between generational poverty, educational inequity, and race. Learn more at http://raisingbertie.com/
The following films are not available online. Please contact me directly for links and additional information about my creative involvement.