Who Does She Think She Is?
Educational Release
Who Does She Think She Is? Educational DVD Release EDUCATIONAL RELEASE PACKAGE:
  • Full 82 Minute Version of Film
  • Special Features
  • Licenses to show in Classrooms
  • Curriculum Guide
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DETAILS: Documentary, 82 minutes English, Not Rated © 2009 Mystic Artists Film Productions

SYNOPSIS:
WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS?, a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within.

The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. Tanner Boll’s energetic camera documents actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process. In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture.

Can women follow their artistic instincts and still function as wives and mothers? Pamela Tanner Boll’s articulate documentary answers that question with a qualified “Yes.”
V.A. MUSETTO, The New York Post

Includes interviews with experts; Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), The Guerrilla Girls, Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum) and Leonard Shlain (The Alphabet vs. The Goddess).

CURRICULUM GUIDE:
A curriculum guide written by Courtney Martin author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters/Editor, Feministing, is included on the DVD and is also available for download.

In the guide, are 5 areas of study:
  • an introduction to feminism in the U.S.
  • an overview of women and the art markets
  • an examination of work/life balance
  • an introduction to ancient history and theories on goddess worship
  • an introduction to representations of women in the media.
The curriculum guide also includes questions and assignments for students as well as research resources.

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