Radical feminist, street fighter, realistic dreamer. This lyrical documentary, shot in Super 8 and combined with archival images, tells of Judy Rebick’s crucial role in asserting women’s rights over their own bodies in Canada.
Judy Rebick lays out the basic tenets of second-wave feminism, advocating for abortion rights and women’s shelters even as a family time bomb looms. The film concludes with a harrowing personal account of a split self and a startling recognition of mental illness as part of creativity.
The film had its German premiere at the 2021 Doc.fest in Munich. The film was nominated for the kinokino audience award by BR and 3Sat.
Followed by a live conversation with the protagonist Judy Rebick (USA)
The Canadian media artist and experimental filmmaker was born into a Dutch-Indonesian family. Since 1980, he has made around a hundred short films and 17 feature-length films and won numerous awards. He is considered Canada’s most important avant-garde filmmaker.
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