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Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book, like its twin volume Female Authorship and the Documentary Image, centres on pressing issues in relation to female authorship in contemporary documentary practices. Addressing the politics ... More


Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations

Tami Williams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038471
eISBN:
9780252096365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Best known for directing the Impressionist classic The Smiling Madame Beudet and the first Surrealist film The Seashell and the Clergyman, Germaine Dulac—feminist and pioneer of 1920s French ... More


‘<i>Scriptrix Narrans</i>’: Digital Documentary Storytelling’s Radical Potential

Gail Vanstone

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing on Agnès Varda’s feminised cinécriture, in tandem with works by the video-artist cum activist Sharon Daniel, the author studies Indigenous people’s voice making in different cultural media. ... More


Sick and Alone

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Political activism against the government seemed no longer necessary. The first year of the People's Republic of China was very successful. But Jin was no longer valued as a movie icon. Qin Yi, on ... More


Interview with Qin Yi, Shanghai, PRC — December 15, 16, 17, 2005

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Originally, Qin Yi had a big family. When the Japanese occupation occurred, they all split up and they moved into the international section for safety — the former government was powerless. It was ... More


Mauvais Genres: Transgender and Gay Identity

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the argument that transgender articulates uncertainty as to the categories of gender and sexual identities. It analyses mainstream and independent queer community-based ... More


Introduction

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory explains the theme of this book, which is about French queer cinema. The book aims to document forms of contemporary queer representation through coverage of auteur film, ... More


Coda: Confession in the Age of Aggregation

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Social media platforms have made confessional speech both ubiquitous and mundane. What, you might ask, is the value of a solo voice amid all this aggregated clamor? This coda begins by comparing ... More


Audiences

Chris Perriam

in Spanish Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748665860
eISBN:
9780748684267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter presents the network of different audiences for the films discussed in the preceding chapters. It sets out the context of the wider cultural activities of film-watchers -- bookshop and ... More


Conclusion

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

in Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considers food films within the broader context of representations of food and points to a newer body of documentary and docufiction food films, as well as fictional films, that approach the ... More


Conclusion

Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

in The cinema of Oliver Stone: Art, authorship and activism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099168
eISBN:
9781526115010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099168.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter notes that Stone’s interests in social critique and politics have carried him some way ahead of art and commerce into the territory that can best be summed up as activism. Each of his ... More


“How I Became a Film Director”: Dulac’s Early Life and Pre-Filmmaking Career

Tami Williams

in Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038471
eISBN:
9780252096365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Germaine Dulac's family background, drawing on personal records, memoirs, and correspondence. Her early upbringing and encounters with certain people, events, and tendencies ... More


The Great War and Dulac’s First Films

Tami Williams

in Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038471
eISBN:
9780252096365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Dulac's wartime activism and literary writings, as well as the debut of her film career—from her first activities as a film producer for Pathé (La Lumière du coeur, 1916) to ... More


Popular Front Activism and Vichy

Tami Williams

in Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038471
eISBN:
9780252096365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the evolution of Dulac's socialist humanist politics under the Popular Front, from her activism and syndicalism or labor union work within the context of the vast cultural ... More


Celebrity/Activist/Photographer: Mia Farrow

Catherine Summerhayes

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter is focused primarily on Farrow’s compassionate motivation and how her compassion is embodied in her photographic work whilst it is also, inevitably, compromised by distribution and ... More


The Chosen Instrument of the Revolution?

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines whether television news was “the instrument of the revolution” during the civil rights era. It first considers early television news coverage of the civil rights story, focusing ... More


Interview: ‘Visualising Our Voices’ – Hong Kong Scholar and Film Director Vivian Wenli Lin in Conversation with Boel Ulfsdotter

Boel Ulfsdotter and Anna Backman Rogers (eds)

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This interview revolves around Vivian Wenli Lin’s use of participatory arts-based methods in order to encourage and teach women in marginalised communities to empower themselves by making documentary ... More


From Visceral Style to Discourse of Resistance: Reading Alka Sadat’s Afghan Documentaries on Violence Against Women

Anna Misiak

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay explores the director’s documentary tactics of granting the voice to the oppressed women through a number of visual and textual distancing strategies. It also shows that Sadat’s films ... More


<i>Profession: Documentarist</i>: Underground Documentary Making in Iran

Lidia Merás

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Profession: Documentarist and its diary-style format as a case study, this essay revolves around the practices, aesthetics and narrative interests of contemporary female documentarists in Iran. ... More


‘Who Were We? and What Happened to Us?’: Inuit Memory and Arctic Futures in Igloolik Isuma Film and Video

Marian Bredin

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the history of one of the most successful indigenous film- and video-making groups, Nunavut’s Isuma. Based in Igloolik, Bredin charts the emergence of the group, as led by ... More


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