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Black Audio Film Collective

Black Audio Film Collective

Spurred by political unrest in Thatcher’s Britain, the Black Audio Film Collective’s experimental cinema challenges form and culture to dismantle stereotype.

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Deux fois

Deux fois

A wild, experimental provocation, this black-and-white film features charismatic director Jackie Raynal in an assemblage of unconnected, often-repeating scenes.

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Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions

Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions

Legendary American lesbian feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer turns her lens to the inner workings of Japanese filmmaking collective Ogawa Productions.

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Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Feminism, media interrogation, relationships and exploratory art practices are showcased in this series spanning two continents and five decades.

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Handsworth Songs

Handsworth Songs

Archival footage and media portrayal of violent civil disturbances in Birmingham are used to explore a broader picture of the Black experience in postwar Britain.

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Is This Just a Story?

Is This Just a Story?

Yugantar’s most well-known film is a collaboration with the Hyderabad-based feminist activist collective Stree Shakti Sanghatana and an urgent treatise on domestic violence.

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Maid Servant

Maid Servant

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Maid Servant (Molkarin, 1981), which features domestic workers in Pune.

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Maso and Miso Go Boating

Maso and Miso Go Boating

Les Insoumuses tackle the French media’s sexism by taking playful aim at a misogynistic episode of a popular TV program hosted by Bernard Pivot.

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Sanrizuka – Peasants of the Second Fortress

Sanrizuka – Peasants of the Second Fortress

Ogawa Productions’ first internationally successful film captures farmers in Sanrizuka, Japan, resisting a government takeover of their land.

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Seven Songs for Malcolm X

Seven Songs for Malcolm X

Dramatic re-enactments, interviews and testimonies traverse and illuminate the life and death of Black American revolutionary Malcolm X.

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This is a stained glass window

This is a stained glass window

This intimately-made film draws on conceptual art and performance documentation to self-reflexively survey Barbara Cleveland’s then-15-year collaborative relationship.

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Tobacco Ember

Tobacco Ember

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Tobacco Ember (Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali, 1982), which features factory workers in Nipani.

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Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

The first feature documentary made by queer filmmakers about queer life – by the Mariposa Film Group – captures an essential moment in the gay liberation movement.

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Yugantar Film Collective

Yugantar Film Collective

Digitally restored in 2019, three pioneering works by the Yugantar Film Collective offer a rare insight into the active women’s movements across 1980s India.