October 7, 2012 • Podcasts
Feminism on Film
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L: It’s the sharing of ideas in different ways, isn’t it really? So that, you know, this may be a broader group of people would come to something like this, than just something that’s just solely a feminist meeting. You know, I was quite intrigued; I did enjoyed the last meeting, which was about riot grrl, so that was nice to sort of look back on that and review it and see where that had gone, ehm, especially because of the riot grrl connections in Newcastle that I think are still occurring really, throughout the music scene. But, uh, with this particular night as well, I’ve not really heard of any, sort of ehm, Japanese feminists before, so I was really intrigued to see, actually, you know, to see these view points and it sounds great. So I’m looking forward to seeing the film and I’m sure I’ll have a lot of views and ideas about what she says after as well.
N: I’m more likely to come if I see feminism in the title, ‘cause it is dead important.
N:I do feel very strongly that it’s an important struggle even now. So, that would make me come.
L: And it’s, it’s a nice mix of the cultural and the political.
N: Exactly, yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly.
L: For, for me, that’s what sort of makes me feel a bit more comfortable. So, if I can come along and enjoy a cultural evening which I’ll learn something from, that’s also got some ideas that I’m interested in, like feminism and possibly some other things, that’s brilliant, that’s a great mix.
N: And actually, the discussion is like part of your entertaining night outIf you, like - like, if there’s a discussion linked to the film, if you, like, really got into the film, and--
L: You know, I feel strongly about grassroots level arts and culture, so--
N: Yeah, it’s really, whatever you come to here is dead good. Like, it’s not just, it’s not just what you see. And it’s, you’re kind of surrounded by interesting people and --
L: And, I mean, really, I don’t know if I might agree with everything that, you know, is discussed in the feminist agenda. I’m not, I’m not sure, you know. But I’d still rather come along and discuss it with people…
JD: Well, I really don’t think I could have said it better myself. But, before I head into the screening, I want to ask Rebecca one last question: Now that you’ve gone through this process of planning this film series, do you have any advice for other people out there who might be thinking of doing the same thing?
RK: Oh do it. It is a lot of work finding film distributors who are supportive. So, I’ve worked a lot with CineNova, they only have films made by women in their collection. And it’s very rare, because, well, it’s rare that there are films are made by women, but they’re actually being preserved and archived and available for distribution. So find a distributor that has the kind of films that you’re looking for. And, again, just, just build links – build links with the local universities, build links with any feminist groups that you know of within the area, and just, I think, get them involved, because the more people that you include, the better. From the start, if people have an input, then, it’s only going to be a better success at the end I thinki. But yeah, just go for it.