Moderation by Karola Gramann
The Women’s Event at the EIFF in 1972 was the first European women’s film festival. Topics of this conversation are how this festival came about and how films were selected, which discussions took place, and what resonance it found with the audience and the press. Kathi Kamleitner is currently researching feminist film festivals; Lynda Myles (EIFF festival director from 1973-1980) and film theorist Laura Mulvey organised the Women’s Event in 1972, together with film critic Claire Johnston. With a view toward Remake, the discussion will also focus on the meaning and relevance of a women’s film festival today.
GB 1972, D, P Esther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave, Humphrey Trevelyan, Susan Shapiro, Cast Doreen Adams, Alice Boxall, Beatrice Davies, Mary Elizabeth Davey, Print b/w, 16mm, 20 min, English OV with electronic German SUB, Cinenova Distribution
Women of the Rhondda turns much needed attention to the role played by women in the gruelling Welsh Miners' Strikes of the 20s and 30s. […] A story of solidarity and women's courage which has stayed hidden in more conventional histories. What comes across is the strength of women within the struggles of the labour movement (Catalogue Cinenova).
GB 1984, D Lis Rhodes, Joanna Davis, P Four Corners Films, Print colour, 16mm, 2 min, English OV, Cinenova Distribution
One of only 5 remaining photos of the aftermath of the first atomic bomb dropped on a civilian population juxtaposed with a playground scene portrays the fact and meaning of Hiroshima which are being lost.
One of thirteen 1 minute films which grew out of a series of short poems written by Lis Rhodes, reflecting on the traditional patterns of oppression in women's lives (pornography, violence, nuclear weapons) and the many forms that resistance takes. Made with the artist Jo Davis and commissioned by Channel 4 for television broadcast. (Catalogue Luxonline)
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