This Disney Heiress Is Exposing Her Family Company’s Worker Exploitation—and Sick of Marvel Superhero Movies

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“I have a hand in every pot—which means I have a lot of hands,” offers Abigail Disney.

Indeed, the 62-year-old filmmaker, activist, and Disney heiress—her grandfather is Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney, and her beloved great-uncle is Walt Disney—has kept herself busy over the past two decades producing a number of impactful documentaries. Among them are Pray the Devil Back to Hell, about Leymah Gbowee’s peace movement in Liberia; The Invisible War, exploring the sexual-assault epidemic in the U.S. military; Cameraperson, a riveting doc on the life of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson; and On the Record, exposing a number of women’s sexual-assault allegations against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Disney also prides herself on producing features from female filmmakers, including Karyn Kusama’s underrated thriller The Invitation, Jennifer Fox’s The Tale, and Kitty Green’s The Assistant.

But no film of Disney’s has hit as close to home as her latest.

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