Skylight Bookstore reading
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
ALEXIS KRASILOVSKY and JULIA STEIN discuss their new book SHOOTING WOMEN: BEHIND THE CAMERA, AROUND THE WORLD (Intellect UK) ISBN: 9781783205066
Shooting Women takes readers around the world to explore the lives of camerawomen working in features, TV news, and documentaries. From first world pioneers like African American camerawoman Jessie Maple Patton who got her job only after suing the union - to China’s first camerawomen, who travelled with Mao – to rural India where poor women have learned camerawork as a means of empowerment, Shooting Women reveals a world of women working with courage and skill in a male-dominated field.
“In the end, although this book [does] … we sum up what this history has taught us about strategic options available to increase women’s role in the media behind the camera. Along with a history of women’s involvement in camerawork, we provide information on how the professional camerawomen got to be where they are and what advice they have for women who would like to work professionally behind the camera.”- Harriet Margolis
Alexis Krasilovsky is the writer/director of the global documentary, Women Behind the Camera(http://womenbehindthecamera.com) and Professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge.
The winner of the 2011 Joe Hill Award for labor poetry, Julia Stein, as book editor, has published Walking Through a River of Fir: 100 Years of Triangle Poetry and Every Day is an Act of Resistance: Selected Poetry of Carol Tarlen. Her fifth and most recent book of poetry is titled What Were They Like?
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Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Intellect (UK) - November 15th, 2015