Is it because I’ve written 3 full pages… aka 8 formatted? I’m not sure. But, it’s weird. I just cooked chicken for the first time. WHY AM I 16? I don’t even know what this post is about. Coconut water is sold for 2 bucks a pop in my food store! WOOHOO! SCORE!
Feminism Now-Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing- Start to my new paper.
Unlike in the world of fiction filmmaking where men dominate most directorial roles, the sphere of documentary filmmaking has been equally divided amongst the genders. Though women share the spotlight as directors of feature length documentaries, there has been an overall lack of attention paid to the accomplishments of the female gender’s contributions. “From 1955 to 1960, the protofeminist, great “mother” era” (Zimmerman, p 67) was established with the Flaherty seminar’s, which is Robert Flaherty’s wife, Frances Flaherty’s, established forum for the discussion and distribution of documentary films. This forum was dominated by woman spectators who actively engaged in this field of documentary filmmaking. Yet, this accomplishment as well as an acnkowledgement of the contributions of women were generally ignored in Erik Barnouw’s revered text, Documentary: a history of the non-fiction film, with the notable exception of his segment on Leni Riefenstah. The documentary feminist movement of the seventies was ignored in this classroom text as well. Yet, the field of documentary has evolved sine the time of the book’s release in 1993 and two important female filmmakers have relesed financially successful and aesthetically admired doumentaries. Two female filmmakers who have excited the field of the documentary are Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing , who comprise the filmmaking team that is responsible for the documentaries, Boys of Baraka, Jesus Camp, and 12th & Delaware. My goal is to examine these three feature length films in order to prove that Grady and Ewing, who consistently create financially profitable films, are operating in the mode of the feminist documentary movement coined in the seventires.
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