The Woman-Filmmaker: From art for art’s sake to a differentiation aesthetic

The feminist movements not only invented new strategies or new lexicons, but, more important, conceived a new social subject, women: not just as readers, viewers and consumers of cultural objects, but also as writers, directors and producers of those cultural objects. The focus in the Portuguese cinema directed by women corresponded, thus, to the study of a double invisibility: one that goes beyond the consecration of some names, but also the antagonistic interest of the general public. Noting that the Portuguese woman filmmakers have only held 14% of the fiction feature films premiered commercially over the past three decades, one advocate positive discrimination measures, such as the inclusion of shares in the entrusting of funds and the creation of a women's film festival in Portugal.

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