Some American Feminists


TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Thu, May 2, 2019 12:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Redux
Film Subjects:Advocacy & Activism
Gender & Sexuality
Women Trailblazers & Rule Breakers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Luce Guilbeault
Nicole Brossard
Margaret Wescott
Producer(s):Kathleen Shannon


Shot at the end of the era defined as second-wave feminism, this Studio D documentary captures some of the most important voices in the American women's movement: Ti-Grace Atkinson, Rita Mae Brown, Betty Friedan, Margo Jefferson, Lila Karp and Kate Millett. Using archival materials and newsreel footage, Some American Feminists places these activists, writers and scholars—along with their demands—in the historical context of the 1960s and '70s. As the intro to the doc reads: "This film is not intended as a definitive statement on feminism…but rather a documentary exploring the experiences, feelings and philosophies of some American feminists." Like any political movement, feminism has evolved over the decades, and this documentary remains a crucial text on one of the most consequential historical moments of the 20th century. Kiva Reardon

Redux program presented in partnership with NFB. Supported by K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.

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