Erin Trahan

Erin Trahan edits The Independent (, where she has overseen the publication of two books on film distribution and spearheaded the preservation of the Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers’ organizational archive and print magazine. She’s a regular contributor to WBUR (Boston's NPR news station) and has written about movies for The Boston Globe, MovieMaker Magazine, and other publications. She has served as series moderator for The DocYard and created or led film discussions for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Public Library, and several film festivals, where she's also served on juries. She is a past president of Women in Film & Video/New England and is currently a board member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.


Articles by Erin Trahan


Top Ten 2012 – Erin Trahan


Beasts of Southern Wild

How to Survive a Plague

Life and Times of Winfred Rembert

Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present

Searching for Sugar Man

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Intouchables

The Sessions

The Turin Horse

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AWFJ Women On Film – Sex Trafficking Film Forum – Erin Trahan reports

“I’m hoping this film enrages you enough to act,” said Andrew Levine after his documentary, “The Day My God Died,” screened at the Human Rights & Sex Trafficking Film Forum held in Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 2-5.

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Nanette Burstein talks “American Teen” with Erin Trahan

Nanette Burstein admits that high school was tumultuous for her. When she left for a junior year abroad in Spain, she was the popular girl. She came back for senior year a free-thinking bohemian. Read more>>

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The Guerilla Girls, profiled by Erin Trahan

Hollywood and American film culture are less desperate for feminism and the equity it advances, which is why the Guerilla Girls have made it a priority to keep the movie elite on their toes. Read more>>

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