Focus on Women Behind the Camera

(Click to watch video.)

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What happens when women get behind a camera? How do they use cameras to cast a fresh look on the world around them? Organised by the Melbourne Centre of International PEN to mark 2011’s International Women’s Day, ‘She Must be Seeing Things’ featured an illuminating presentation by film critic and academic Deb Verhoeven. Exploring the relationship between activism and filmmaking, Deb asked, what role can the cinema play in societies that don’t even have them?

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