She Must Be Seeing Things
She Must Be Seeing Things examines what happens when women use cameras to cast new eyes on the cultures around them.
Organised by the Melbourne Centre of International PEN to mark 2011’s International Women’s Day, it featured an illuminating presentation by film critic and academic Deb Verhoeven. Exploring the relationship between activism and filmmaking, she asks: what role can the cinema play in societies which don’t even have them?
A writer, broadcaster, film critic and commentator, Deb Verhoeven is the author of more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. The most recent of her three books is Jane Campion, published in 2009 by Routledge, a detailed case study of the commercial and cultural role of the auteur in the contemporary film industry.