Issue 4.2 of Films for the Feminist Classroom Is Out

Screenshot of Films of the Feminist Classroom Issue 4.2 WebsiteWe are thrilled to announce that the latest issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom is now available here.

This issue’s special feature, Women, Education, and Activism, edited by Anne Keefe, contains two interviews paired with film reviews: An Interview with Charlotte Bunch by Alyssa Rorke followed by a review of Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch by Mary Hawkesworth, and An Interview with Sharon La Cruise by Anne Keefe followed by a review of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock by Zoë Burkholder.

Since our first issue was published in the spring of 2009, Films for the Feminist Classroom has featured dozens of films in reviews written by scholars in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, among them African and African Diaspora Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Education, Film and Media Studies, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. We have worked with many different distributors, including those with a long tradition of promoting feminist film, such as Women Make Movies and Third World Newsreel, as well as fledgling companies and young directors distributing their own productions. Films we’ve reviewed reflect the scope of feminist inquiry, with titles such as No! The Rape Documentary; La Quinceañera; They Call Me Muslim; Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy; License to Thrive: Title IX at 35; Girls Rock! The Movie; and Work and Respect.

Films for the Feminist Classroom (FFC) is an online, open-access journal that publishes reviews of documentary films with the aim of helping teachers choose the right films and use them effectively as texts. Since our first issue was published in the spring of 2009, Films for the Feminist Classroom has featured dozens of films in reviews written by scholars in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We work with distributors, including those with a long tradition of promoting feminist film, as well as fledgling companies and young directors distributing their own productions. To submit a proposal, please visit: http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/call_4_proposals.html.