Written & Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West and Produced by Hank Levine
War Zone is about sex, power and what happens when men—either knowingly or unknowingly—threaten a woman’s right to walk undisturbed on the streets. What exactly do catcalls, leers or a whole litany of other behaviors mean to a woman? And why do men engage in these behaviors?
Shot all over the US, Hadleigh-West turns her camera on men in the same way that they turn their aggression on her. War Zone is 76 minutes of explosive footage as the filmmaker places herself in very real danger by daring to ask the men on the streets why they are treating a complete stranger in a sexual way. In the process, she has been hit, yelled at, apologized to and engaged in mesmerizing conversations with the men that have harassed her. Through these conversations, Hadleigh-West reveals the anger, fear and frustration as well as the affection, admiration and humor that characterizes relationships between men and women.
Written & Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West and Co-Directed by Rose Viggiano, this RED Campaign creates awareness around AIDS in Africa. Scar(RED) features, Blood Sport, a former Original Gangster in the Brooklyn Bloods, who shares the scars on his body as a call to action regarding the plight of women and children that are dying of AIDS.
Written & Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West, this internet short film (mockumentary) looks at the process of filmmaking and the unexpected twists that can take place, in just a few life altering minutes.
Written & Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West, this short film looks at the talent and hilarity of childhood through the eyes of an 8 year-old-actor.
Dateline NBC 1 & 2
Associate Produced by Maggie Hadleigh-West, these news magazine pieces look at extraordinary circumstances and the often chilling characters that accompany these stories.