Event – Women Make Film History

Women Make Film History

Saturday 4th December 2010, 2 – 4.30pm
£8 / £6 concessions

In collaboration with the Women’s Film History Network, The Women’s Library presents a series of feminist films which examine the ways that women have used filmmaking to explore the world and bring gender issues into a public forum.

This event examines women’s relationships with the cinema. From early suffragette films which demonstrate cinema’s role – not always complimentary – in making visible women’s political activity in the public sphere, to women’s later use of film to examine what it means to be a woman in the workplace, and finally – following the opening up of issues around representation by the Women’s Movement – to the flowering of women’s alternative practices using animation.

The films are provided by The Women’s Library, the British Film Institute and the Imperial War Museum and will be introduced by a panel of experts including Professor June Purvis and Professor Christine Gledhill from the  University of Sunderland. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by the panel.

4 militant suffrage comédies (c. 1910)
‘They Also Serve’ (1940)
‘To Be A Woman’ (1951)
‘Through the Glass Ceiling’ (1994)
‘No Offence’ (1996)

This event is being held at: The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT
To book: moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk 
or phone 020 7320 2222
For further details: www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk
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