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1972 Feminist Portraits 2020


Rental Format(s): Digital File

Two moments in history, two documents, 1972 and 2020. Two Vancouver feminist activists speaking directly. Two portraits.

Part One - 51 minutes
1972: Joan Campana champions collective action on behalf of half the human race, a movement for all women regardless of political or cultural or religious affiliation, single or married. Building on the suffrage movement of the 1920's and the great wave of feminism of the 1960-70s, she demands safe spaces for women and girls, equal pay, an education, female medicine, freedom from harassment and exploitation. A sisterhood of shared discovery, demanding equality and independence.

Part Two - 64 minutes
2020: Nearly 50 years later, Meghan Murphy, prominent activist for the needs and rights of women and girls, finds feminism challenged by an ideology of individual identity and gender-identification, that is, the politics of self. For some, pornography and prostitution are now empowering, and gender reassignment is a trend. Girls seek puberty-blockers wishing to be boys; men seek to transition. Discussion is now hate, feminists are cancelled, and belief challenges science. Has "woman" become meaningless?

Note: May be exhibted as a one-channel theatrical presentation (parts one and two presented sequentially) or two-channel installation (parts one and two projected side-by-side, as a diptych).

Individual parts can be rented if requested.

Production format: 16mm, HD Video

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Digital File $250.00  

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