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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

6th(2004)



Radical Harmonies

  • USA
  • 2002
  • 88min
  • Beta
  • color/black and white

Radical Harmonies explores the history of feminist music within the context of the feminist movement, which began in the 70’s. Lesbians of that time called for peace and a stop to wars, sang of freedom and developed a flow of cultural movement along with other women. Lesbians, feminists and other women laughing, dancing and playing music at women only musical festivals started the movement of feminist music. Women-only bands were formed and songs about friendship and love between women, about women’s repression and emancipation were sung. Radical Harmonies is about women singers and musicians who experimented and played ‘feminist music’ and also about those who love that genre of music. It is about their contemplation about what ‘women’s music’ is in a male-centered society. The harmonies that we hear are the sound of mother’s heart beats heard inside the womb, the lapping sound of the amniotic fluid inside the womb, rhythm similar to the first quivering of a life and how the ‘unspeakable’ word ‘lesbian’ was finally sung by singers. The music that sounds so immediate in the film shows us that in feminist music, aesthetics and politics are intrinsically one. Women’s music that changes the world into a beautiful place and this film is the living proof that something beautiful is in fact something political. (Joung Seung-hwa)

Director

Credit

  • ProducerDee Mosbacher, Boden Sandstrom
  • Screenwriter Dee Mosbacher, Lisa Ginsburg
  • Cinematography Fawn Yackersue Grakisar
  • Editor Lisa Ginsburg, Marla Leech, Dina Maria Munsch
  • Sound Heather Combs