My Feminism

A film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert

Canada | 1997 | 55 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99593

SYNOPSIS

MY FEMINISM is a critically important look at second wave feminism in the 1990’s, a time rife with anti-feminist backlash. Powerful interviews with feminist leaders including bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Urvsahi Vaid are intercut with documentary sequences to engagingly explore the past and present and future status of the women's movement. Discussing the unique contributions of second wave feminism, they explore their racial, economic and ideological differences and shared vision of achieving equality for women. An essential component of women's studies curricula, MY FEMINISM introduces feminism's key themes while exposing the cultural fears underlying the lesbian baiting, backlash, and political extremism which informed feminist dialogues in the 90’s, some of which continues to this day.

PRESS

"My Feminism is essential viewing. A wonderful introductory film for Women's Studies and other classes, it beautifully presents the key concepts and diversity of feminism."

Joseph Boles Women's Studies, Northern Arizona University

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • Washington DC Int'l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary
  • Images Festival, Toronto, Best Female Canadian Directors
  • Montreal World Film Festival
  • Verzaubert Int'l Queer Film Festival

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Dominique Cardona

Born in Algeria, Dominique Cardona moved to France at the age of seven and achieved a law degree from the University of Montpellier. She moved to Toronto in 1990 and attended the summer film program of New York University. She made her directorial debut in 1992 with THANK GOD I'M A LESBIAN. Cardona’s partner of 27 years, Laurie Colbert, has worked together with Cardona on award winning films, including 2007’s FINN'S GIRL.

Most recently Cardona and Colbert have moved into fiction storytelling. With their award winning MARGARITA, made in 2012, Colbert and Cardona explore political and social issues by telling the story of a young, immigrant nanny working for a family in Canada. (8/14)

Laurie Colbert

Colbert was born in Canada in 1958. Her interest in film peaked when she became involved with various LGBT groups. Colbert and her partner of 27 years, Dominique Cardona, worked together on many award winning films, including THANK GOD I’M A LESBIAN and 2007’s FINN’S GIRL. The focus of Colbert’s work is uplifting stories about present-day struggles for the LGBT community.

Most recently Cardona and Colbert have moved into fiction storytelling. With their award winning MARGARITA, made in 2012, Colbert and Cardona explore political and social issues by telling the story of a young, immigrant nanny working for a family in Canada. (8/14)

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