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Film Festival
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Film Festival
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Country: United States
Year: 2002
Duration: 21'
Direction: Abigail Child
Editor: Abigail Child

This documentary delves into home movies and the post-war American suburban culture to deal with “girl training.” Through keen observation of home-movie archives and slow-down or repetition techniques, Child emphasises movements, looks and poses in films to disclose the domestication of young girls to turn them into “perfect” women. A comedy skirting the sweetest of gestures.
Oberhausen 2004, New York Film Festival 2003, Chicago Ear Play Festival 2004, BAM New Wave Festival 2003; Onion City Festival 2004, Festival des Cinemas differents de Paris: NEMO, Paris 2005.

Abigail Child

Abigail Child is a media artist and writer whose original montage pushes the envelope of sound-image relations to make, in the words of LA Weekly “brilliant exciting work…a vibrant political filmmaking that’s attentive to form.” Child is author of This Is Called Moving: A Critical Poetics of Film (2005), and is currently editing a feature shot in Italy of the life of Percy and Mary Shelley, in the form of imaginary home movies. Child’s films from the 1980s explore sexuality, focusing on radical strategies to rewrite narrative. Child's films are in the collection of Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the Centre Pompidou among others.
Selected filmography
Covert Action (1985)
Mayhem (1987)
B/Side (1996)
Below The New (1999)
Surface Noise (2000)
To and No Fro (2005)
Mirror World (2006)
Ligatures (2009)
Riding the Tiger: Letters from Capitalist China (2010)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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