Subject to Reality - Softcover


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  • Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary Film.
  • Revolutionary thinking around gender and race merged with new film technologies to usher in a wave of women's documentaries in the 1970s. Yet these films soon faded into obscurity.

  • Author Shilyh Warren reopens this understudied period and links it to a neglected era of women's filmmaking that took place from 1920 to 1940, another key period of thinking around documentary, race, and gender.

  • Drawing women’s cultural expression during these two explosive times into conversation, Warren reconsiders key debates about subjectivity, feminism, realism, and documentary and their lasting consequences for film and feminist studies.


Pages: 200

    Published: May 2019

    Size (cm): 23 x 16 x 1.5

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