Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image

Editors: Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-54452-8
In English
512 pages, numerous film stills and other images
34 €
Graphic design: Mevis & van Deursen

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This book offers intersectional, intergenerational and international perspectives on nonfiction film- and videomaking by and about women. Concentrating on the period between the 1970s and 1990s, the contributions examine practices that range from activist documentaries to avant-garde experiments. They explore how the moving image has been a crucial terrain of feminist struggle – a way of not only picturing the world but remaking it. The contributors consider key decolonial filmmakers, including Trinh T. Minh-ha and Sarah Maldoror and investigate the cinematic expressions of tensions and alliances between feminism and anti-imperialist struggles. They meditate on the figure of the grandmother; reflect on realist aesthetics; discuss the issue of first-person expression; and ask what a feminist film historiography might look like.


Claudia von Alemann
Helena Amiradżibi
Erika Balsom / Hila Peleg
Madeleine Bernstorff
Teresa Castro
Counter Encounters (Laura Huertas Millán / Onyeka Igwe / Rachael Rakes)
Ayanna Dozier
Forugh Farrokhzad
Safi Faye
Devika Girish
Elena Gorfinkel
Haneda Sumiko
Shai Heredia
Juliet Jacques,
Sarah Keller
Julia Lesage
Beatrice Loayza
Françoise Maupin
Janaína Oliveira
Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Yasmina Price
Elizabeth Ramírez-Soto
Pooja Rangan
Lis Rhodes
Sara Saljoughi
Rasha Salti
Isabel Seguí
Chick Strand
Monika Talarczyk
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Françoise Vergès
Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano
Shilyh Warren
Giovanna Zapperi