Geographies Out of Gender

17 / 07 / 02
Vorträge / Filmprogramm

Geographies Out of Gender
Eine Veranstaltung konzipiert von Yvonne P. Doderer

forbidden fruit, 30 min, Mutare, Zimbabwe/Chemnitz, Deutschland, 2000
Sue Maluwa Bruce

The Righteous Babes, 50 min., English, 1998
Pratibha Parmar

Hammering it Out, 54 min., English, 2000
Vivian Price

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forbidden fruit
30 min, Mutare, Zimbabwe/Chemnitz, Deutschland, 2000
English/Shona, Subtitle: Engl. / German
Director/Script: Sue Maluwa Bruce

forbidden fruit ist ein Film über zwei sich liebende Frauen, Nongoma und Tsitsi, die in Zimbabwe leben. Lesbische Beziehungen sind ein großes Tabu in Zimbabwe, und als ihre heimliche Affäre entdeckt wird, flüchtet Nongoma aus ihrem Dorf in die Stadt. Währenddessen bezichtigt Tsitsis Familie Tsitsi, sie sei vom teufel besessen. Zwei Jahre später, treffen sich die beiden Frauen zufällig in Mutare wieder ....

forbidden fruit is a film about two female lovers, Nongoma and Tsitsi. who live in the country in Zimbabwe. Lesbian relationships are very much a taboo in Zimbabwe, and when their secret affair is discovered, Nongoma runs away from her village to the city. Meanwhile, Tsitsi’s family are convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit. Two years later, the two women meet again by chance in mutare....

The Righteous Babes

50 min., English, 1998
Director: Pratibha Parmar

In this documentary, filmmaker Pratibha Parmar explores the intersection of feminism with popular music, focusing on the role of female recording artists in the 1990s and their influence on modern women. Parmar argues that, far from being dead, feminism has thrived and expanded its reach through the direct, aggressive, and revolutionary medium of rock music, and through the role models of performers like Madonna and Ani DiFranco. Inter-cutting performance footage with interviews, Parmar explores her thesis with some of the most outspoken female musicians, feminist theorists, and journalists of the UK and US, including Sinead O'Connor, Skin (Skunk Anansie), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Camille Paglia, and Gloria Steinem. The Righteous Babes offers a searing and timely critique of the commercialisation of feminism through 'Girl Power' Spice Girls-style, ditzy Ally McBeal and her Trans-Atlantic counterpart, Bridget Jones. Essential viewing for feminists, post-feminists and anti-feminists alike.

Hammering it Out

54 min., English, 2000
Director: Vivian Price

Hammering it Out is the story of a community initiated lawsuit that resulted in hundreds of women getting trained and working on a billion-dollar freeway in Los Angeles, California in the 1980's and 90's. Many of the women went into union apprenticeships and became active union members. We see women hammering, laying concrete, and telling the truth about training, childcare, homophobia, bathrooms, and other critical issues. But the film asks, are women construction workers the Rosie the Riveters of the present, hired for a short time, and then let go when equality is no longer enforced?