The acclaimed filmmaker Vanessa Engle interviewed key British and American feminists, including Sheila Rowbotham, Kate Millett, Susan Brownmiller, Germaine Greer and includes the last interview with novelist Marilyn French.
Generational in structure, the first film, Libbers, maps the ideology of women’s liberation in the Seventies; the second film, Mothers, looks at the consequences of feminism for today’s mothers; and the third, Activists, is about young feminist activists now.
The first espisode is available here for 20 days from 8 March 2010.
Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her new book Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century will be published in the UK May 2010. Her many books include, most recently, the James Tait Black–shortlisted Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, and she introduces a new edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, coming soon in the Revolutions! series.
Kate Millett is the author of Mother Millett, Sexual Politics, Flying, Sita, The Basement, The Loony Bin Trip, and The Politics of Cruelty.