Sisters! Making Films, Doing Politics

Sisters! Making Films, Doing Politics
Library Shelf Location 06.FEMI
Publication Date 2016
How can we think of film as political action? Bridging the gulf between aesthetics and politics, artist and filmmaker Petra Bauer reflects on her own experience in making political films and launches a theoretical argument that via Hannah Arendts ideas about the constitution of the political arena uncovers the underlying aesthetic mechanisms of contemporary collective and feminist filmmaking strategies. An exploration in artistic research, 'Sisters! Making Films, Doing Politics' draws on an extensive historical archive of radical filmmaking and film theory, with particular focus on the British film collectives of the 1970s and films made by Palestinian and Israeli filmmakers. At the centre of the investigation stands 'Sisters!', Petra Bauers collaborative film project with the London-based feminist organisation Southall Black Sisters.
ISBN 9789188031259
Quantity 1
Pages 180p; 24.6 x 17.8 x 1 cm
Author Petra Bauer
Format Softcover
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing, Amsterdam
Categories Theory, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Feminism, Film and video art, politcally engaged
Language English

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