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A changing image: feminist identity through generations of women in film
2:00pm - 3:30pm
November 9, 2019
Film can be a valuable tool for looking at the cultural and historical contexts that generate a society's understanding of womanhood and femininity. The work of women directors and stories that center around the experiences of women can offer criticism and original commentary on the ways in which women, in a patriarchal society such as China, are imagined and portrayed.
The selection of films comprising this year’s DCCFF interrogate the nature of feminine identity and desire in a social arena that often privileges genderless political categories, looking at the ways in which maternal bonds, inheritance, and tradition play into modern-day identity building. With the creation of a new generation of Chinese and Chinese American filmmakers, how has feminist thought evolved and in what ways has cinema traced this evolution?
DCCFF invites you to a panel discussion featuring contemporary Chinese filmmakers and scholars to reflect on these questions and more.