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Fem Crit: Experimental Works for Educational Environments
CFMDC Special Edition
DVD
This collection of works made by women and dedicated to feminist subject matter is political, poetic and provocative. The works explore the complexities of identity and womanhood, addressing often-difficult issues such as domestic violence, body image and poverty, and locating the intersections where language, race, class and gender collide.


“Fem Crit, a creative and thought-provoking compilation of seven super 8 and 16mm short films, presents candid and edgy kaleidoscopes of women’s personal experiences and reflections... These films showcase a range of creative narrative and filmmaking styles - useful for class discussion on women from a variety of perspectives. These films can also serve as a springboard for the production of independent film and video projects.” - Debra Mandel, Educational Media Reviews Online

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Contemporary and archival images are contrasted against the text of  a 1950’s training manual, exposing and critiquing the widespread belief in the existence of a weaker sex.
1995 / 16mm / 6min
Wilkinson looks at her self - black - and wonders how in the white landscape called Canada she can “enjoy the flowers,” as she cartwheels with great panache through fields of them. 
Before Keltie came along, the women in her family removed their facial hair and told no one. Keltie is proud of her beard and tells her story to us in this single-take film.
1980 / 16mm / 8min
With a mix of documentary, experimental and narrative techniques, “Speakbody” interweaves the voices of women recounting their experiences of abortion. 
Using Sally’s mole as a metaphor for cultural and sexual difference, this stylish and playful account of racial expectations and role-playing critiques Western stereotypes of Asian femininity. 
2002 / 16mm / 8min
Using the painting-on-glass technique, this animation explores one woman's compulsion to pick at her skin and the purulent, pustular world beneath it.
What’s more sexy than a dyke caressing the edge of her glass?  A bevy of local ladies lining up to take theirs off.
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725