Project ID: 195
Title Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia LISA FRENCH
DESCRIPTION  'Womenvision: Women and the Moving Image in Australia' is a book about moving images culture which identifies, analyses and explores the role, contribution, opportunities, attitudes, problems and debates relevant to women working in the Australian film, television and other moving image industries in Australia. Although there is some historical contextualisation, it is not intended to be an historical account and, in general, the focus of the book is contemporary. Many of the writers are filmmakers, some are academics and others come to moving image production from diverse backgrounds such as computer game design, acting, dance and festival administration. It takes up a broad range of discussions. Among the issues reflected upon are affirmative action, childcare, training and industry workplaces. While the focus is largely film, it also considers television, new media, computer games and art practice. Issues around identity, sexuality, and aesthetics are debated. Representational issues, auteur studies and a spread of genres from short narrative, animation, documentary, comedy and experimental work each have their own discussion.

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INSTITUTION  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
KEYWORDS women in film and television, Australian film and television, cinema, gender
Researcher Role Institution Department
Lisa French Chief Investigator Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Cinema Studies