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
Are you an arts educator, women’s studies professor or media librarian? Who Does She Think She Is? has provided classrooms and educational institutions around the country with tremendous screening experiences.
We encourage you to download the Curriculum Guide and purchase an educational license. Questions, comments or ideas? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A curriculum guide written by Courtney Martin author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters and Editor of Feministing.com, 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.
The film 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).
Available in both NTSC and PAL formats