24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Acts and Intermissions
This experimental documentary essay about American anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman (1869–1940), known as the “most dangerous living woman” of her time, is the second part of her directorial trilogy about women and ideology, in which she poses the fundamental question: what do women have to give up in order to more than “just women”? The filmmaker presents a rich collage of archival footage, reconstructed scenes, and observed moments from the present with the goal of exploring the resurgence of protests in the 21st century. Over several timelines, we see fragments of Goldman’s diary entries intertwined with moments from her life and prophetic speeches.
“The 2nd in my explores Emma Goldman & Anarchism in a series of non-hierarchical fragmented ‘memory’ chapters. Each part asks what we give up to be more than merely female?” A. Child
biographyAbigail Child (1950) comes from Newark, New Jersey She’s started making experimental works in the 1980s. Since then she has written six books and made over 30 films, videos, and installations. She profiles not only as a director and producer, but also a cinematographer and editor. Among her most famous films are Perils (1986), Mayhem (1987), B/Side (1996), The Future is Behind You (2005), and UNBOUND (2013).
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|script:||Emma Goldman, Jessica Litwak, Victor Shklovsky|
|editing:||Abigail Child, Mary Patierno|