Mary Dore


Public bio

Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films.   Her most recent feature documentary, She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014), resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.  She's Beautiful had a very successful theatrical release (2014-2015), and is now streaming on Netflix internationally, with subtitles in 22 languages.

Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival. She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 13/WNET in New York. She produced and co-directed the feature documentary The Good Fight: the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals. She has produced dozens of television documentaries for PBS, New York Times TV, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Her TV work has won numerous awards, including Emmy, Cine Golden Eagle, and Cable Ace Awards.