The LFFF presents a screening showcasing the practical crafts of women from varying walks of life, who explore through their handiwork issues of Race, Sexuality
LIKE DOLLS I RISE
Nora Philippe, France, 2018
From the 1840s until the 1940s, anonymous Afro-American women made rag dolls for their own children or for the white children they were looking after. Black, injured, forgotten and magnificent dolls, gathered together over the years in Debbie Neff’s collection, here lend their moving expressive features to the women that a century of slavery, segregation and racism tried to silence. Far from being the mute witnesses of their suffering, dreams
OLDER WOMEN ROCK!
Clare Unsworth, UK, 2018
Poetry-emblazoned retro clothes; nineteen older models strutting a subversive catwalk; a wild Zumba Gold flashmob. Clare Unsworth’s documentary captures this unique and ground-breaking project of older women’s liberation.
Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams, USA, 2015
Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, handcrafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Francisco tattooer to create a
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