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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
... through these questions, the article studies the documentary work of queer-feminist migrant labor activism in East Asia. This work offers particularly valuable insight into a strategy summarized here as sentimental activism : the simultaneous repetition and radical decentering of liberal rights discourse...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of modernity and traditional or religious law, this essay argues that Longinotto frames the women not as “primitive others” but as entrenched in the complex paradigms of modernity. Moreover, the four documentaries under consideration weave together the activities of expressing pain or witnessing the pain...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the release strategy of Visages Villages demonstrates a fairly typical model for a foreign-language documentary aiming for awards success in the United States, the social media activities of its directors—especially Varda's Instagram and the cardboard Varda that received widespread attention on JR's...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... theory Canadian documentary video collectives media activism archives experimental video © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 Marusya Bociurkiw is the director of the Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought and an associate professor of media theory at Ryerson University in Toronto. She...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... project, while simultaneously querying how modes of environmental activism may include, rather than preclude or exclude, pleasure seeking and passive participation in environmen- talism, a tactic I see recast in Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle s documentary film Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ignores the active exchanges—sometimes explicit, sometimes subterranean—taking place among filmmakers and their films across Asia. The contributions to queer Asian cinema of women filmmakers, many of whom have had long careers in television and documentary and short-film production, have not been...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Edward Avila Abstract “Castle & Crook” argues that the documentary films Maquilapolis ( City of Factories ) (dir. Vicky Funari, Sergio De La Torre, Mexico/US, 2006) and Señorita Extraviada ( Missing Young Woman ) (dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico/US, 2001) offer critical insights...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Documentary,” 280. 31. Escobar, “Art of Liberation,” 89. 32. John Greyson, “Strategic Compromises: AIDS and Alternative Video Practices,” in Reimaging America, 63 and 72. 33. Ann Cvetkovich, “Video, AIDS, and Activism,” in Art, Activism, and Oppositionality: Essays from Afterimage, ed. Grant...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 153–163.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of Documentary Arts, are marketed and often consumed as a his- torically significant curated collection with a distinct house style. This complex play between individualized activism and collectivity threads through New Day’s identity as both a dominant US inde- pendent educational film distributor and one...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and conventions of the action genre replace the delicate aesthetics of transnational documentary feminism. As Roxana Galusca explains, we are in the midst of a strik- ing moment in the history of journalistic activism around prostitu- tion, migration, and sex trafficking. According to Galusca...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., who similarly became the subject of news stories, films, performances, and a TV series. It examines the BBC's commissioned documentary film India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, 2015) as an example of how the aesthetics of realism can sensationalize sexual assault, engender a spectatorial complicity...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 42–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Janet Bergstrom Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Theater of Everyday Life: Ulrike Ottinger's China: The Arrs, Everyday Life Janet Bergstrom West Berlin has had a strong documentary filmmaking movement throughout the history of the New German...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 112–147.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Abigail Solomon-Godeau Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 Reconstructing Documentary: Connie Hatch’s Representational Resistance AbzguiZ Solomon- Godeuzl Above my desk, affixed to my bulletin board is a poster from an exhibition entitled Photo Politic which took place five...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
... been actively suppressed and silenced by the state. Wu Wenguang, one of the founding figures in Chinese independent documentary, seeks to revive this forgot- ten memory through a collective filmmaking project that uses Camera Obscura 91, Volume 31, Number 1 doi 10.1215/02705346-3454485 ©...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
... documentary photographs that framed women as political actors. Snapshots of activists speaking in public (fig. 3) or performing street plays addressing gender vio- lence (fig. 4) made up a vernacular archive of feminist activism at the time, circulating as pamphlets and slide shows at meetings. Chhachhi...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Cunningham New York, and Year of the Dog Marc Francis The Personal Question Toward the end of the documentary Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press, US, 2010), the filmmakers ask the famous fashion photographer if he ever had a romantic relationship. Bill Cun- ningham laughs...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 153–163.
Published: 01 December 2016
... engages in collective media production from Inuit women's perspectives with an explicit focus on gender. Arnait's video art, animation, fiction features, television programs, and documentaries address issues faced by women struggling for the recognition of indigenous and minoritarian cultures. The success...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and Jocelyn Taylor,” in Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism, ed. Dangerous Bedfellows (Boston: South End, 1996), 53–71. 36. Though this information is not offered in the documentary...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... The accompanying notes in this fictional archive identify this photograph as “Martha and Fae at home. (mid-1930s Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York In the Archives of Lesbian Feelings: Documentary and Popular Culture Ann Cvetkovich Every lesbian is worthy of inclusion in history. If you...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to consider work by queer and women Palestinian artists in close relation to transformational politics and social movements. Several signi cant developments in queer and feminist Pal- estinian and solidarity activism made this event possible. In Al-Qaws for Gender and Sexual Diversity...