"Compelling portraits in grass-roots inspiration and female strength." - The Hollywood Reporter.
Since forming in the summer of 2010 by activist, poet M.C., and single mother, Xela de la X, the Ova’s have made it their mission to cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women on the Eastside. At first only attracting a few local women, over the past few years the Ovarian Psycos have inspired a ferocious and unapologetic crowd of local heroines who are a visible force along the barrios and boulevards of Los Angeles. Ovarian Psycos (USA, 2016) is a feature documentary that rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s brand of feminism on neighborhood women and communities as they confront the violence in their lives.
Crew: Directed and produced by Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle; Director of Photography: Michael Raines; Edited by Victoria Chalk; Original Score by The Album Leaf.
Produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Additional Support provided by ITVS Diversity Development Fund, Pacific Pioneer Fund, California Council for the Humanities California Documentary Project grant.