Dominique Cardona, Laurie COLBERT
My Feminism is a documentary that interviews with famous pro-feminists and various images of women that reveals the vitality of feminism. The film is a must for anyone who wants to learn about the feminist movement and the field of women’s studies.
The film’s cast includes the spokeswoman for the Feminist Movement in the 70s and founder of Ms, Gloria Steinem, Afro-American writer and women’s lib advocate bell hooks, Chicago Univ. professor and layer, Mary Becker, the co-founder of the feminist publishing company, Kali for Women, Urvashii Butalia, the Canadian Writer and political critic Judy Rebick, lawyer, and lesbian activist. With their personal experiences as a basis, these women talk passionately to the audience about the definition of today’s feminism in the late 20th century and attest to the diversity of current issues in the movement.
The film deals with personal definitions and common sense notions of feminism, feminism as viewed by the media and consumer culture, and the daily sufferings women experience within the sociopolitical sphere. As Vaid says, feminists don’t have to be the same. They don’t have to like or agree with each other, but it is important that they talk and exchange their opinions. By meeting these feminists who have devoted themselves passionately and critically to the feminist movement through the screen, and by observing their expressions and gestures, we can sense the tremendous power of feminism that has changed women’s lives and begin to think and talk about the long road ahead of us. (Kim Eun-Shil)
Dominique CardonaDominique Cardona
Born in Algeria in 1955, D. Cardona grew up in France and lives in Canada.
Laurie COLBERTLaurie COLBERT
Dominique Cardona was born in Algeria and raised in France. She immigrated to Canada in 1990. Laurie Colbert, born and raised in Toronto, was one of ten filmmakers from across Canada selected to be a resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 1996. She and Dominique Cardona have collaborated on four films together: Below the Belt (1999) premiered at Berlin International Film Festival and went on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was nominated for a Genie Award and won Audience Awards for Best Short at Inside/Out Lesbian & Gay Film and Video Festival in Toronto and the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. My Feminism (1997) premiered at Montreal World Film Festival and won awards for Best Female Canadian Directors at Images Festival in Toronto; and Best Feature Documentary, Reel Affirmations, Washington DC\'s International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Thank God I\'m a Lesbian (1992) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won Audience Awards at Créteil International Women\'s Film Festival, France, and the Torino Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Italy. Finn\'s Girl is their first feature film.