Women Filmmakers: Refocusing

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Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis, Valerie Raoul
Psychology Press, 2003 - Performing Arts - 496 pages
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What difference does it make when a woman wields the camera? Has the gender issue been eclipsed by questions of race and class? Does feminist theory still make a contribution to practice? This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Marmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding the relationship of women to the art and business of filmmaking.
  

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Contents

Women Filmmakers Refocusing History and Theory
13
Refocusing Authorship in Womens Filmmaking
29
Documentaries Nicole Giguerei
34
Illustrations
40
Cinefeminism in Its Middle Ages or Please Please Please Give
51
Yvonne Rainer and Shirley Soffer in Rainers Film About a Woman
53
An Introduction
65
Helma Sanders Brahms in Vancouver 1999i
73
Representation of Women in the Films of Maria Luisa Bemberg
239
Maria Luisa Bembergs Miss Mary 1986i
241
Sara Gomez 194374i
250
Interview with YueQing Yang on Making
264
A Hidden Language of Women in China 1999i
265
Deepa Mehtas Fire 1996i
276
Fjccerpts from a Master Class with Deepa Mehta
284
Deepa Mehta
285

Margarethe von Trotta
79
Margarethe von Trottas The Second Awakening ofChrista Klages 1977i
85
Continuity the Self and Artistic Vision
96
Agnieszka Hollands Eiiropa Europa 1990i
97
Film poster for Sally Potters The Tango Lesson 1997i
110
The Vanishing Healer in Doris Domes Nobody Loves Me 119
119
Doris Domes Keiner liebt michNobody Loves Me 1995i
120
Josiane Balaskos Gazon mauditFrench Twist 1995i
130
Three Films an Feminin
138
Agnes Merlets Artemisia 1997i
141
Lina Wertmiillers Pasqualino SettebellezzeSeven Beauties 1976i
153
Focus on Conditions of Production Training Funding
165
Barbara Sasss PokuszenieThe Temptation 1995i
168
Dorota Kedzierzawskas WronyCrows 1994i
175
Reconstructing Gender and Identity
180
Patricia Plattners Piano Panier on La Recherche de Iequatiur 1989i
195
Panel Discussion with Helma Sanders Brahms
199
Anne Wheeler
201
Refocusing conference
209
Representations of Identity in
219
Wanjiru Kinyanjuis Battle of the Sacred Tree 1995i
224
Advertisement for Shuhaimi Babas Selubung 1992i
231
Pratibha Parmars Warrior Marks 1993i
292
Interview and Excerpts from a Master Class with Pratibha Parmar
297
Pratibha Parmar
298
Raman Mann and Patricia Plattner
311
Patricia Plattners Made in India 1998i
316
Questioning Afrikaans Culture
330
Katinka Heynss Paljas 1997i
332
LatinoCanadian Film and the Work of Marilu
347
Marilu Mallets 2 rue de la memoireSuspended Memories 1996i
359
Julie Hivons Creme giacee chocolat et autres consolationsice Cream Chocolate
379
Interview with Carole Ducharme
386
Carole Ducharmes Straight from the Suburbs 1998i
387
Loretta Todd
395
First Nations Films in British Columbia
403
The Legacy of Studio D?
418
Terri Nasns If You Love This Planet 1982i
426
A Woman with a Movie
433
Selected Film Sources
447
Multiailturalism and the Media l
464
Notes on Contributors
473
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Jacqueline Levitin is a filmmaker who teaches women's studies at Simon Fraser University. Judith Plessis is Director of Language Programs and Services at the University of British Columbia. Valerie Raoul is a professor of French at the University of British Columbia.

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