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THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
GIRL POWER


Country: United States
Year: 1992
Duration: 15'
Direction: Sadie Benning

Sinopsis

Set to music by Bikini Kill, Girl Power is a raucous vision of what it meant to be a radical girl in the 1990s. Benning relates her personal rebellion against school, family, and female stereotypes as a story of solitary adventures and personal freedom. Informed by the underground “riot grrrl” movement, the director transforms the image politics of femininity, rejecting traditional passivity and polite compliance in favour of radical independence and a self-determined sexual identity.


Bio

Sadie Benning is a lesbian videomaker who began making videos when she was 15 years old, using a Fisher Price Pixelvision toy camera. Evoking in turn playful seduction and painful honesty, Benning's floating, close-up camera functions as a witness to her intimate revelations, and as an accomplice in defining her evocative experimental form. Her more recent work moves beyond the Pixelvision camera and into animation and film.
Selected filmography
Play Pause (2006)
One Liner (2003)
The Baby (2003)
Le Tigre Slide Show (1999)
Le Tigre (1999)
Flat is Beautiful (1998)
German Song (1995)
The Judy Spots (1995)
Girl Power (1992)
It Wasn’t Love (1992)
A Place
Called Lovely (1991)
Jollies (1990)
Welcome to Normal (1990)
If Every Girl Had a Diary (1990)
Living Inside (1989)
Me & Rubyfruit (1989)
A New Year (1989)
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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