Alexandra Juhasz requested twenty-one girls to inform their tales -- ladies whose names make up a who's (and who can be) who of self sufficient and experimental movie and video. What emerged within the ensuing conversations is a compelling (and formerly underdocumented) heritage of feminism and feminist movie and video, from its origins within the fifties and sixties to its apex within the seventies, to today.
Women of imaginative and prescient is a better half piece to Juhasz's 1998 documentary of an identical identify. The booklet provides the full interviews, permitting readers to listen to without delay the voices of those articulate, passionate girls in an interactive remembering of feminist media historical past. Juhasz's creation presents a old, theoretical, and aesthetic context for the interviews.
These topics have all formed overdue twentieth-century movie and video in primary methods, both as artists, manufacturers, vendors, critics, or students, they usually all think that media are the main robust instruments for effecting swap. but they're a very diversified crew, with largely various own backgrounds. through featuring their interviews jointly, Juhasz exhibits the diversities between these fascinated with feminist media, but in addition the connections between them, and how during which the sphere has been enriched by way of their sharing of data and gear. in spite of everything, Juhasz not just documents those women's careers, she broadens our figuring out of feminism and exhibits how feminist heritage and documentary are made.