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Emma Goldman, the feminist anarchist once said “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution.” Rise Up! follows Goldman’s words exactly. With interviews and performances, the film chronicles the struggles by members of a feminist performance group that combines art with activism. Two things matter to them: first, the body as the tool of expression against the patriarchy; second, the pleasures coming from that expression. It’s not the revolution any more if the women can’t dance. (Kim Sun-ah)
Amey KazymerchykAmey Kazymerchyk
As a feminist video and art activist, Amey Kazymerchyk has been making experimental and documentary films and videos since she attended the Gulf Islands Film and Television School at the age of fifteen. Her video works include Notes Des Viajes (1998) and Finding the Truth in Difficult Times (2001).