Critical Writing Index

Potential Pictures

by Gabriel Gomez

Afterimage, May 1993, v. 20, no. 10, pp. 3, 16

Gabriel Gomez reviews the 12th Annual International Festival of Film and Video, sponsored by Women in the Director's Chair (WIDC). Gomez frames this festival (amongst similar ones) of primarily women's work as an integral link in networks of independent producers, in terms of giving a voice to diverse women, reaching community audiences through non-commercial access, and providing crossover opportunities for producers from the uncommercial realm to the mainstream. The festival includes narrative, docummentary, animated, and experimental pieces distributed among festival programs that span topics in gender identity, women's health and reproductive rights, Native American women, women in urban life, and women in prison. Many of the pieces included in the festival integrate issues of multiculturalism and the immigrant experience into their content.

ITEM 1993.161 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Just Another Girl on the IRTLeslie Harris

Ely & MaxRose Troché

EdgesAyanna Udongo

Exile's ComplexElspeth kydd

Body BeautifulNgozi Onwurah

Voices of the MorningMeena Nanji

Juggling GenderTami Gold

In Plain EnglishJulia Lesage

Double VisionJean Lamarr

Saced BuffaloDeb Wallwork

The War on LesbiansJane Cottis

The NIA ProjectMary Morten

The NIA ProjectNatalie Hutchinson

Pot BoilerJessica Shamash

Now PretendLeah Gilliam

Raising NicholasFern Pearlstein

Mother TongueIrina Leimbacher

AntamosiAna Kokkinos

Be Good My ChildrenChristine Chang

Shoot For the ContentsTrinh T. Mihn-ha

The Last Days of Chez NousGillian Armstrong

TouchDebra Smith

The BathDee Samuelson

CrumbleRuth Lingford

Some DogsJayne Bevitt

Two SistersCaroline Leaf

StringsWendy Tilby

A Period PieceIrene Davis

Beneath the SurfaceJennifer Johns

BelindaAnne Lewis

RitesPenny Dedman

Potential PicturesDalida Maria Benfield

Underexposed: The Temple of the FetusKathy High

When Abortion was Illegal: Untold StoriesDorothy Fadiman

He Was A Phone Sex CallerVictoria Bearden

Hand Mirror/Brush Set IncludedLiz Canning

TropicanaEla Troyano

YO-YO GangG.B. Jones

They'll Find You GuiltyCarol Jacobsen

Locked in-Locked OutDonne Preece

I'm You...You're MeDebbie Levine