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Published as part of the retrospective the seventh edition of the festival is dedicating to women's documentary cinema, the book is structured as a collection of essays about the intersections between gender and non-fiction film.
The essays contained in the book reflect about the multiple, complex relations between the personal (the body, domesticity, intimacy and memory) and the political (nation states, the public space, the media and history). Organised in four sections, it looks back through feminist documentary "Retrospectives) and considers key concerns like the way of articulating the point of view (Ways of Seeing), the first person as a privileged form of (self-) expression through video or the revisiting of domestic films (I Am The Camera) and the deconstruction of the social and political meanings that run through female bodies (Writing the Body).
Coordinated by Sophie Mayer and Elena Oroz, The Personal is Political reclaims and updates by including the gender perspective - and also other parameters of identity like nationality, race, political persuasion or class - the documentary's original vocation as a political discourse ready to intervene in reality and as a meeting place between film-makers and the audience, so that together they can think about the politics of the real and how this affects us from a personal point of view.
Promoted and distributed by the Government of Navarre's Publications Section.