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Yours in Sisterhood

dir. Irene Lusztig
USA 2018, 101’
subtitles: Polish only

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Online Availability
8 Mar, 18:00 – 12 Mar
Awards and festivals
Berlinale, Hot Docs Toronto, Melbourne International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Docs, Camden International Film Festival, RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival, Frameline, New Horizons International Film Festival, DocLisboa, Documenta Madrid, Docaviv, Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Cork Film Festival
USA 2018
Duration: 101’
director: Irene Lusztig
screenplay: Irene Lusztig
cinematography: Irene Lusztig
editing: Irene Lusztig
sound: Maile Colbert
producer: Irene Lusztig
production: Komsomol Films
sales: Women Make Movies
language: English
colouration: colour

Film description

What might be revealed in the process of inviting strangers to act out and respond to 1970s feminism forty years later? Between 2015 and 2017, hundreds of strangers in communities all over the US were invited to read aloud and respond to letters from the 70s sent to the editor of “Ms. Magazine” – the first mainstream feminist magazine in the US. The intimate, provocative, and sometimes heartbreaking conversations that emerge from these spontaneous performances make us think critically about the past, present, and future of feminism. ”Yours in Sisterhood” is a project about time travel, embodied listening, empathy, public discourse, and the lost art of letter writing.

Special thanks to Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty for their support.

Irene Lusztig

Irene Lustig is a filmmaker, archival researcher, and amateur seamstress. Her film and video work mines old images and technologies for new meanings in order to reframe, recuperate, and reanimate forgotten and neglected histories. Much of her current work is centered on public feminism, language, and histories of women and women’s bodies. Born in England to Romanian parents, Irene grew up in Boston and has lived in France, Italy, Romania, China, and Russia, and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She teaches filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz where she is Professor of Film and Digital Media.

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