Fiscal Sponsee – Grandma's Roses
Directed by Jordan Thierry
In GRANDMA’S ROSES, filmmaker Jordan Thierry explores the poignant life of his grandmother, and that of others, to reveal the complicated relationship America has with women’s love and labor. Reflecting on his experience as a grandson and recognizing that he knew her only as a grandmother but not as a whole person, the filmmaker travels across the country to hear the stories of similarly dynamic, wise, and courageous grandmothers who’ve lived boldly in the face of sexism and racism to see striking parallels emerge. GRANDMA’S ROSES expands upon the familiar notions of grandmothers as centerpieces of family life by also showcasing their contributions outside of the home reflects on the expectations set for them by society.
About Jordan Thierry
Jordan Thierry is the Director, Producer, and Editor of GRANDMA’S ROSES. In 2013 he founded Dream Chase Media LLC, a multimedia production company that uses culture, creativity and community as inspirations for compelling storytelling. His first feature film, THE BLACK FATHERHOOD PROJECT received wide community acclaim across the U.S. for its breakdown on the history of the Black family. Jordan is a graduate of University of Oregon (B.A.) and Howard University (M.A.), and has a long career in philanthropy, social justice, and storytelling. He is a proud board member of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, the author of A KIDS BOOK ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM, and a 2020 Open Signal Labs Film Fellow.