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Amateur Women Filmmakers as Producers of Cultural Meaning

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amateur women film makers expressed their changing role in society, sense of selfhood and being in the world through film. It enabled them to negotiate the complexities of class, inheritance, status, ... More


Resisting Colonial Gendering while Domesticating the Empire

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how colonial women amateur filmmakers often documented in detail their early and mid-twentieth century overseas travel and settlement experiences, jobs, sports and private and ... More


Impossible Liaisons? Genre and Feminist Film Criticism

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces how, traditionally, feminist analyses of films authored by women tended to centre on experimental or art-house cinema and, subsequently, on genres culturally codified as ‘female’. ... More


The Politics of Japanese Documentary Film

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three shows how documentary film was a rich and chaotic site for nationalist, imperialist, and anti-imperialist experimentation. Introducing the female documentarian Atsugi Taka (1907-98) as ... More


Genre in the Margins: Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In view of the historical co-implication of popular genres and the Hollywood film industry, it might be expected that the latter should be at the vanguard of women’s genre filmmaking. Yet women ... More


Transforming Activist Culture: Women Filmmakers and New Filmic Spaces

Young-a Park

in Unexpected Alliances: Independent Filmmakers, the State, and the Film Industry in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804783613
eISBN:
9780804793476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783613.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter expands the discussion of the transformed “independent” environment and its new possibilities by examining the narratives of two female independent filmmakers. The chapter looks at how ... More


Desperately Seeking Wonder Women

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This Afterword summarizes the arguments made throughout the book, underscoring the variety of ways in which women filmmakers draw on generic conventions. It focuses on the benefits of considering the ... More


. Independence Vs. Dependence: Economics in the Postfeminist Cycle

Michele Schreiber

in American Postfeminist Cinema: Women, Romance and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748693368
eISBN:
9780748696772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693368.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Five focuses on the work of two of the most prominent writer-directors of the postfeminist period, Nancy Meyers and Nicole Holofcener, arguing that there are illuminating connections to be ... More


Other Filmmakers

Rebecca Hillauer

in Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774249433
eISBN:
9781936190089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a list of other woman filmmakers not included in the previous chapters. The list includes a brief description of women filmmakers from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, ... More


Marking the Trail: Balkan Women Filmmakers and the Transnational Imaginary

Meta Mazaj

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Foregrounding the importance of women director’s participation at the prestigious international film festivals where male auteurs have long reigned, this chapter explores the case of Balkan women ... More


Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Rebecca Hillauer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774249433
eISBN:
9781936190089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Who are the Arab women filmakers? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts — and constraints — of patriarchal societies? ... More


Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Leslie L. Marsh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037252
eISBN:
9780252094378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037252.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were ... More


‘We All Invented Our Own Algeria’:1 Habiba Djahnine’s Letter to My Sister as Memory-Narrative

Sheila Petty

in Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748694136
eISBN:
9781474412193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694136.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how activist filmmaker Habiba Djahnine creates an Algerian memory film with her 2006 documentary Lettre à ma soeur/Letter to My Sister. It examines how Djahnine uses aspects of ... More


Introduction

Leslie L. Marsh

in Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037252
eISBN:
9780252094378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037252.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the role of women in the Brazilian film industry during the twentieth century. Brazilian women have been channeling their visions of politics and ... More


Revising the Colonial Past, Undoing “National” Histories: Women Filmmakers in Kannada, Marathi, and Bengali Cinemas

Rashmi Sawhney

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the historical imagination of 1980s Indian women filmmakers seeking “companionship” with generations of women enduring or resisting convention in India's colonial past. ... More


Hollywood Transvestite: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker1

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

in Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers an analysis of the authorial persona of Kathryn Bigelow in relation to her Iraq War movie, The Hurt Locker (2008). Bigelow represents a cause célèbre for feminist criticism in ... More


Bodies and Genres in Transition: and

Yvonne Tasker

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how independent women filmmakers use genre. Examining Girlfight (2000) and Real Women Have Curves (2002), it foregrounds strategies by which genres are deployed, combined, and ... More


Cinema of the World and Women’s Film Culture: Susanne Bier’s Transnational Cinema

Belinda Smaill

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 11 employs a feminist lens to situate women filmmakers within a wider global context in which all women’s cinema can be considered to be “world cinema,” set apart from local contexts that ... More


Ann Hui at the Margin of Mainstream Hong Kong Cinema

Mirana M. Szeto

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Women filmmakers generally lack long-term visibility in the mainstream Hong Kong film industry. Ann Hui, however, succeeds most persistently in the mainstream playing field, with a clear grasp of ... More


Cinema of Women: The Work of a Feminist Distributor

Julia Knight

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of distributors and a range of issues that come into play in getting films from their makers to their potential audiences by focusing on the work of the UK women's ... More


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