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Why does Superman only appear when one is in a perilous situation? And how is it there is no Superwoman? In The Amazing Amazons the female superheroes (Superwomen) fly around the sky, saving a suppressed feminist magazine from censorship and bringing the evil profiteers of AIDS vaccines to justice. Unlike the supernaturally powered male superheroes, these female superheroes tackle relationship and cultural issues to strive for a “new, harmonious world.” A combination of live action and animation, this experimental piece is an imaginative and explosive mixture of politics and justice, absurdity and wit. (Kwon Eun-sun)
Anna MalkinAnna Malkin
Anna Malkin has worked in post-production sound for feature films and TV. More recently, she has been working as a video editor and instructor for independent and artists’ video work. Her past video shorts, Mom, I think I’m... (1996) and Dianna (1998) have been screened at Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals internationally. Her recent short video documentary, First You Need a Fire: The Raku Ceramic Artwork of Melvyn Malkin is currently airing on Bravo!. The Amazing Amazons is her first film.