Women’s film festivals
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Women’s film festivals

I’m currently working on a chapter about the first women’s film festivals that took place in the 1970s. I previously wrote about the very first one, The First International Festival of Women’s Films, for my MA. At the time, I interviewed its director, Kristina Nordstrom, in LA, as well as the filmmaker Amalie Rothschild, who … Continue reading

…and really sad I’ll be missing this!
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…and really sad I’ll be missing this!

Please register for the conference by clicking on the registration link in the sidebar. Despite its immense achievements, the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s has been minimally documented in print or on film. In recent years, however, celebrations of the movement’s accomplishments have proliferated and new films have revived interest … Continue reading

Some useful audio-visual documents on the Civil Rights Movement
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Some useful audio-visual documents on the Civil Rights Movement

A PBS documentary on the Freedom Riders of the summer of 1961 A newsreel about the violence that erupted at the University of Mississippi after a black student attempted to register and the ensuing political wrangling between Kennedy and the state governor, Ross Barnett. Audio from phone conversation between Kennedy and governor Barnett Kennedy’s televised … Continue reading