ABOUT US

We’re a women-led organization, and we produce and fund powerful documentaries that shift perspectives.

Nominations & Awards

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL
THE TRIALS OF SPRING

Our Work


Founded in 2007 by Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker, Fork Films began with the acclaimed feature film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Other original productions include the award-winning five-part PBS series Women, War & Peace, followed by Emmy-winning The Armor of Light and The Trials of Spring. Women, War & Peace II, the second installment in the critically acclaimed series, premiered on PBS in 2019. In addition to its original productions, Fork has funded over 100 documentary films including Crip Camp, One Child Nation, and Cameraperson, and the Academy Award®-nominated films Strong Island, The Square, and The Invisible War. Fork Films is committed to promoting peace, lifting marginalized voices, and building bridges across divided communities.

Our Mission


We tell stories that disarm, illuminate, and spark conversation. Fork Films produces and supports change-driven nonfiction media that make an important social contribution, often with women at the center. We place a particular emphasis on subjects that have been overlooked, people who have been underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream conversation.

Our Team


ABIGAIL E. DISNEY

CEO & Co-Founder

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist, activist, and the Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As president and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, she produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. She is also the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence. The companies and stories that have most meaning for Abigail are the ones which foster human understanding. She has executive produced and supported over 100 projects through Fork Films’ funding program and created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements, focusing on women’s rights and gender justice.

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GINI RETICKER

Co-Founder

Gini Reticker is an award winning documentary director/producer and co-founder of Fork Films. Her long track record of creating groundbreaking films has earned her numerous accolades including an Academy Award-nomination (Asylum), and two Emmys (Ladies First, and Out of the Darkness). Her films have regularly featured women’s stories at the center of a wide range of topics including global conflicts, political asylum and the AIDS epidemic. Gini directed the widely acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell, co-created and executive produced multiple seasons of the PBS series Women, War and Peace, and directed the gripping Egyptian episode, Trials of Spring. Throughout her career she has promoted and supported women in all levels of film production becoming known amongst her peers for her mentorship and support of women filmmakers, and has executive produced over twenty awarding winning documentaries.

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SARAH FEUQUAY

Director of Operations

Sarah Feuquay leads operations functions and strategies at Fork Films. She has over ten years of production experience working across a diversity of projects, from indie narrative features to primetime ABC News specials, functioning in multiple roles including production coordinating, logistics, research, licensing, post-production, distribution, development and grant writing. In addition, Sarah has worked both front- and back-of-house positions at film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rooftop Films and DOC NYC. She holds a master’s degree in film studies from Emory University and a bachelor’s in film production from Hunter College.

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TESS GOODBODY

Operations Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator, Tess’s responsibilities include preparing deliverables, streamlining workflows, and providing cross-departmental support. She was born and raised in NYC, and attended college in Maine, majoring in Sociology. Prior to coming to Fork, she was a freelance production assistant at the Tribeca Film Festival, the World Science Festival, and Rooftop Films; an archivist at POV; and a cupcake slinger at Magnolia Bakery.

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KATHLEEN HUGHES

Director of Creative Content

Director, producer and writer, Kathleen Hughes most recently directed and produced, with Abigail Disney, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival documentary, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales In 2021, Kathleen was the executive producer of All Ears With Abigail Disney, Fork Films' weekly podcast featuring innovative change-makers. Also for Fork, she produced and co-directed the Emmy Award-winning, The Armor of Light and directed both Would Jesus Wear A Sidearm?, a New York Times Op-Doc; and On Account of Sex, a New York Times Retro Report about the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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AIDEEN KANE

VP of Production

Aideen oversees all Fork Films productions from development through delivery. She recently coproduced and codirected The 8th , the story of how Ireland overturned one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Previous credits include Emmy-winning and nominated, feature-length and television documentaries, including: The Armor of Light (dir. Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes), The Trials of Spring (dir. Gini Reticker), The Awful Truth (dir. Michael Moore), Face to Face: The Schappell Twins (dir. Ellen Weissbrod), and Voices of the Children (dir. Zuzana Justman). In Ireland, Aideen produced several award-winning documentaries and short films, as well as the international theatrical hit Alone it Stands by John Breen.

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JULI S. KOBAYASHI

VP of Operations

As the vice president of operations, Juli S. Kobayashi ensures that Fork Films' talented team members and internal systems are working as smoothly as possible to support the company's mission and projects. Juli is Fork's longest standing employee, having joined the company back in 2008 to support distribution and outreach of its first film, the widely-acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Prior to joining Fork, Juli held a wide range of roles in independent film, broadcast and commercial production, ranging from a production assistant for live TV to a production manager and post-production supervisor. Juli is also a writer and filmmaker and holds a degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Film & TV production program.

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ALEXIS PANCRAZI

Audio Producer

As audio producer at Fork Films, Alexis Pancrazi seeks out new projects and develops stories for documentary film and nonfiction podcasts. She produced a radio documentary for BBC World Service/Sundance that aired in August 2018 entitled "How A Garden Grows," for which Robert Redford delightfully mispronounced her name in the introduction. Prior to joining Fork, she worked in television production management, most recently on the weekly show, Moyers & Company. When she's not at the office, she spends her time plotting trips to all the national parks she wants to visit, and in the meantime happily wiles away hours reading.

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ANGIE WANG

Chief of Staff, Abigail E. Disney

As chief of staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney, Angie Wang provides strategic management and operational and leadership support to Fork Films, Peace is Loud, the Daphne Foundation, and Level Forward. Angie served as the outreach director for Fork Film’s documentary film series Women, War & Peace, and as executive director of Peace is Loud. For the past 20 years, Angie has worked at the intersection of advocacy, culture change and social movements, lifting the stories of people and communities as public platforms for justice, equity and peace. Before joining Disney in 2011, Angie worked in leadership positions at The New York Women’s Foundation and the September 11th Fund. Prior to her work in grantmaking, Angie was working in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse at Safe Horizon, where she worked in a variety of direct-service, advocacy and management roles. Angie got her start in social justice as a tenant organizer in Northern California. Angie is an executive producer of Bei Bei, a documentary about a Chinese immigrant in Indianapolis fighting feticide and first degree murder charges.

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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 20, 2021.

1. Introduction and Overview.

This Privacy Policy describes how Fork Films LLC (“Fork Films,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you and applies to your use of any online service location that posts a link to this Privacy Policy and all features, content, and other services that we own, control and make available through such online service location (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to our information collection activities outside of the Service (unless otherwise stated below or at the time of collection).

By using the Service, you agree to our Terms of Use and consent to our collection, use and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree and consent, discontinue use of the Service.

If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights and choices, please contact using the instructions set out in the “Contact Us” section. If you are a California resident or Nevada resident, please see the additional disclosures at the end of this Privacy Policy.

2. Information Collection.

      A. Information You Provide.

      We and our Service Providers (defined below) may collect information you provide directly via the Service, including when you sign-up for our mailing lists, purchase, view or interact with our content, or otherwise communicate or transact with us through the Service. The categories of information we collect, and have collected in the past 12 months, include:

      • Contact Data, including your first and last name, company name, and email address.
      • Content, including content within any messages you send to us (such as feedback and questions to customer support).

      Where you purchase content through the Service, we use Service Providers to process your payment information, including credit or debit card information. We do not have access to or store your credit or debit card information.

      You may choose to voluntarily submit other information to us that we have not requested, and in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.

      B. Information Collected Automatically.

      In addition, we automatically collect information when you access or use the Service. The categories of information, we automatically collect, and have collected in the past 12 months, include:

      • Usage Data, including data about features you use, pages you visit, content you view and purchase, the time of day you browse, and referring/exit pages.
      • Device Data, including data about the type of device or browser you use, device identifiers such as IP address, browser type, operating system, data regarding network connected hardware, and internet service provider.

      The types of tracking technologies we use to automatically collect information include:

      • Log Files, which are files that record events that occur in connection with your use of the Service.
      • Cookies, are small data files stored on a user’s device that act as a unique tag to identify your browser. We use two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Service and expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies help in understanding how you use the Service, and may remain on your device for extended periods of time, and may be controlled through your browser settings.
      • Pixels, (also known as web beacons), which is code embedded in a website, video, email or ad that sends information about your use to a server. There are various types of pixels, including image pixels (which are small graphic images) and JavaScript pixels (which contains JavaScript code). When you access a website, video, email or ad that contains a pixel, the pixel may permit us or a separate entity to drop or read cookies on your browser. Pixels are used in combination with cookies to track activity by a particular browser on a particular device. Web beacons may be used to count the number of visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, and to count content views.

      For further information on how we use tracking technologies, and your rights and choices regarding them, please see the “Tracking Technologies” section under the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

      C. Information from Other Sources.

      We obtain information about you from other sources. The categories of sources from which we collect information and have collected from in the past 12 months, include social networks and partners that offer co-branded content. To the extent we combine such sourced information with information we have collected about you on the Service, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. Use of Information.

We collect and use information for business and commercial purposes in accordance with the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Our business purposes for collecting and using information, and for which we have collected and used information in the past 12 months, include to:

  • Manage and operate our Service, including financing and producing content such as nonfiction TV series and documentary films;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, information regarding changes to our policies, and support and administrative messages;
  • Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities;
  • Conduct research, including focus groups and surveys;
  • Improve the Service of other Fork Films websites, applications, marketing efforts, products and services;
  • Conduct promotions, including verifying your eligibility and delivering prizes in connection with your entities.
  • Develop and send you advertising, direct marketing, and communications regarding our and other entities products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events;
  • Fulfill any other purpose at your direction; and
  • With notice to you and your consent.

Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

4. Sharing of Information.

We share information we collect in accordance with the practices described in this Privacy Policy. The categories of parties with whom we share information, and have shared information in the past 12 months, include:

  • Service Providers. We share information with our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers (collectively “Service Providers”) that process information on our behalf. Service Providers assist us with services such as payment processing, data analytics, marketing, advertising, website hosting, and technical support. These Service Providers are prohibited from using information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.
  • Partners. We share information with our partners in connection with offering co-branded content and services.
  • Promotions. Our promotions may be jointly sponsored or offered by other parties. When you voluntarily enter a promotion, we share information as set out in the official rules that govern the promotion as well as for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern that promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other entities to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
  • Security and Compelled Disclosure. We may share information to comply with the law or other legal process, and where required, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We also share information to protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Service, the individuals involved in our films, or any third party.
  • Merger or Acquisition. We may share information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Affiliates. We share information with our affiliates and related entities, including where they act as our service provider for their own internal purposes.
  • Facilitating Requests. We share information at your request.
  • Consent. We share information with notice to you and with your consent.

Without limiting the foregoing, in our sole discretion, we may share aggregated information which does not identify you or de-identified information about you except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

5. Other Parties’ Services, Social and Video Features.

    Our Service includes hyperlinks to websites, locations, platforms, or services operated by other parties. For example, we may link to video services, such as iTunes or Netflix, in order to view our films. These services are owned and operated by other parties which may use tracking technologies to independently collect information about you and may solicit information from you.

    Certain functionalities on the Service permit interactions that you initiate between the Service and certain other services, such as social networks and video services (“Social and Video Features”). Examples of Social and Video Features include “liking” or “sharing” our content, watching embedded videos using other party’s video service technology, and otherwise connecting our Service to another party’s service. If you use Social and Video Features, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on our Service or other party’s services that you use.

    Similarly, if you post information on a website or social network that references our Service (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with Fork Films, our films, TV shows or content in a tweet or status update), your post may be used on or in connection with our Service. Also, both Fork Films and the social network may have access to certain information about you and your use of our Service and their online services.

    The information collected and stored by other parties remains subject to their policies and practices. We are not responsible for and make no representations regarding the policies or privacy practices of any other parties and encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

6. Your Rights and Choices.

      A. Accessing Your Information.

      You may access, update, or remove certain information that you voluntarily submitted to us when you made a purchase through the Service by sending an e-mail to us at info@forkfilms.com. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

      B. Tracking Technologies.

      • Cookies. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately.
      • Do Not Track. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what website operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
      • Analytics. We use analytics services such as Google Analytics and other Service Providers to help Fork Films analyze how you use the Service. You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Fork Films is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

      Please be aware that if you disable or remove certain tracking technologies some parts of the Service may not function correctly.

      C. E-mail Communications.

      You can opt out of receiving certain promotional e-mails from us at any time by following the instructions as provided in e-mails to click on the unsubscribe link or by sending an e-mail to us here with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field of the e-mail. Please note that your opt out is limited to the e-mail address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions or non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or Fork Films’ ongoing business relations.

7. Children.

The Service is intended for a general audience and not directed to children under 13 years of age. Fork Films does not knowingly collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Fork Films has collected such information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal), and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA. We do not knowingly “sell,” as that term is defined under the CCPA, the personal information of minors under 16 years old who are California residents.

8. Data Security.

We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Service.

9. International Transfer.

We are based in the U.S. and the information we and our Service Providers collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through the Service may be transferred to, processed, stored and used in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Data protection laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of the Service or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, in the U.S. and other jurisdictions as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to revise and reissue this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Service indicates your consent to the Privacy Policy then posted. If the changes are material, we may provide you additional notice, to your e-mail address.

11. Contact Us.

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal).

12. Additional Disclosures for California Residents.

      To the extent Fork Films is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), these additional disclosures apply only to California residents covered by the CCPA.

      A. Notice of Collection.

      In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information enumerated in the CCPA:

      • Identifiers, including name, email address, and online identifiers (such as IP address).
      • Commercial or transactions information, including trailers watched and records of content purchased.
      • Internet activity, including browsing history, search history, and interactions with a website, video, email, or advertisement.

      For further details on information we collect, including the sources from which we receive information, review the “Information Collection” section above. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the “Use of Information” section above, including to manage our Service.

      We do not sell information as the term “sell” is traditionally understood.

      B. Right to Know and Delete.

      You have the right to delete personal information we have collected about you. You also have the right to know certain details about our data practices in the past 12 months. In particular, you may request the following from us:

      • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
      • The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
      • The categories of personal information about you we disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
      • The categories of third parties to whom the personal information was disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
      • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; and
      • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

      To exercise any of these rights, please submit a request through our Online Form. In the request, please specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will confirm receipt of your request within 10 days. We may require specific information from you to help us verify your identity and process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity, we may deny your requests to know or delete.

      C. Authorized Agent.

      You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.

      D. Right to Non-Discrimination.

      You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any your rights.

      E. Shine the Light.

      California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request (i) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by us to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a list of the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such information. To exercise your rights and make a request, please e-mail us here or send us a letter to Fork Films LLC, 25 East 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (Attention: Legal). Requests must include “California Shine the Light Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Fork Films is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided e-mail address or mail address.

13. Additional Disclosures for Nevada Residents.

Nevada law (NRS 603A.340) requires each business to establish a designated request address where Nevada consumers may submit requests directing the business not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third party for the third party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to submit a request relating to our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us as at info@forkfilms.com.