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Women and experimental filmmaking

Women and experimental filmmaking

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Published by University of Illinois in Urbana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Experimental films -- History and criticism,
  • Women motion picture producers and directors -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-287) and index.

    Statementedited by Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman.
    GenreBiography
    ContributionsPetrolle, Jean., Wexman, Virginia Wright.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 300 p. ;
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23240473M
    ISBN 100252030060, 0252072510
    LC Control Number2004029712

    Documentary film historically has provided a more welcoming and accessible environment for women filmmakers compared to theatrical feature filmmaking. Today, when asked to name great female documentarians, most of us think immediately of Barbara Kopple, Laura Poitras, Dawn Porter and Kim Longinotto, among many others. The following is excerpted from Michele Meek’s “Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle Through Interviews, Profiles, and Manifestos,” which is available now. In January , The Independent Film & Video Monthly featured a report from the second International Women Filmmakers Symposium at the Directors Guild of America with the headline “Independent by Default — or by Choice.”.


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