Re: judges' statement - gender representation in exp film

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 24 2006 - 00:16:13 PDT

This posting is really interesting:

> This is such a crazy dialogue for the year 2006.

I'm not sure I agree with this, why is it crazy?
I was really interested in what Pip wrote on the
subject for example.

The thing that's interesting is it's only this first
line of your e-mail I disagree with really.

> How many filmmakers
> working in film are there? How much longer will

Do you mean generally or just in the exp film world,
and are we talking only film here or video too?

> they work, no matter
> what their gender, etc. It is just hard to make
> films and get them
> shown, no matter who you might be. Even if all of
> the above was not
> the case, then as Standish Lawder recently queried,
> why is that film
> and filmmakers are so quickly forgotten no matter
> how significant
> their accomplishment. This only seems to be the case
> with film not
> the other arts.

Now you see I totally agreed with all that, and though
it was an interesting set of questions in itself, I
just don't see what it has to do with women filmakers
because as you say yourself, that is a problem across
the experimental film and video world for the most
part and is not limited by sex or gender or anything.
So how does it relate to the discussion?

I can tell you are annoyed by the original posting,
perhaps partly by it's formal and carefully worded
speak. "blah, blah, blah" you say, but so far nearly
all the replies in this thread have been really
interesting (with the exception of blah blah, blah of
course) ;)

Of course I'm sure if this thread continues it will
probably degenerate into name calling and stuff, and
god knows what else. :)

Just interested and I'm not sure how much I can engage
with the discussion as much as I would like to as
things have just escalated to a much more serious and
terrible level here for me here the last couple of

I'll try and pop back and see what people have to say
and I would so love to reply to your posting in
paticular pip but I'm afraid it's too big (in size)
for me right now.



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