The Summer 2013 issue 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.
Some other films reviewed in this issue include Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria and Stonewall Uprising, which tell stories of early LGBT activism; No Country for Young Girls? and Pink Saris, which engage in feminist intervention in India; and The Bro Code and Tough Guise, which explore the media’s effect on the performance of masculinity.
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.