Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1822/20442

TitlePerforming gender behind the camera: women directors in commercial cinema
Author(s)Pereira, Margarida Esteves
KeywordsFilm
Women directors
Jane Campion
Gurinder Chadha
Issue date2010
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Centro de Estudos Humanísticos (CEHUM)
Abstract(s)It is a well-known fact that, as in many other artistic areas, in the film industry women have been traditionally assigned what we can arguably call less prominent roles. Directing and producing films are still male-dominated areas, especially, in mainstream cinema. This article aims to assess the way feminist filmmakers have dealt with the issue of film and women, especially, after the 1970s. We propose to look, more specifically, at the way women have performed as directors in mainstream cinema and whether and how gender may influence filmmaking. The article will use the study cases of contemporary film directors Jane Campion and Gurinder Chadha to illustrate some issues raised.
TypeConference paper
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/20442
ISBN978-989-8139-58-0
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CEHUM - Artigos em livros de atas

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