The latest issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom is now available at http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/ffc_home.html.
In this issue’s special feature, filmmaker and activist Carol Jacobsen speaks about her work, which focuses on women incarcerated in the United States. Her engaging interview with Films for the Feminist Classroom proves relevant for students, instructors, scholars, and activist artists. Among the twenty-seven films reviewed in the issue are No Secret Anymore: The Time of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon; Signs of Our Time: The Story of Archeologist Marija Gimbutas; The Heretics; A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lourde; Russian Feminism; I am a Man: Black Masculinity in America; and Under the Bombs.
Since their 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. They 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 they’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.
They hope that everyone will enjoy reading this issue.