The Dilemma of Desire

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Persister
Film Subjects:Gender & Sexuality
Heath & Medicine
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maria Finitzo
Producer(s):Diane Quon
Cynthia Kane
Executive Producer(s):Barbara Kopple
Gordon Quinn
Hugh Schulze
Editor(s):Liz Kaar
Mimi Wilcox
Writer(s):Maria Finitzo
Cinematography:Adam Singer
Hillary Bachelder
Keith Walker
Composer:Miriam Cutler
Sound:Shuling Yong


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Persister: Films by women, about women speaking up and being heard

How much do you know about the clitoris? Chances are, not enough. The vast internal structure tasked with sexual pleasure for half of the population has been largely ignored by a long history of western medical science written by men. But scientists, artists and activists with clits want to see that change. Biologist Dr. Stacey Dutton dispels age-old myths about women’s pleasure for her students, while “Pleasure Priestess” Coriama wants to see everyone’s erotic power restored. Entrepreneur and designer Ti Chang hopes people will wear their pleasure with pride, while artist Sophia Wallace has set out to make the world more “cliterate.” By demanding an end to the “phallucy,” The Dilemma of Desire reminds us that the revolution will be pleasurable. Nataleah Hunter-Young

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

Persister program presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada with the participation of the Government of Canada
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