The basis for the discussion is Nina Menkes’ new documentary Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, which analyses how women have been sexualised in movies throughout film history. In the film Menkes connects this with employment discrimination in Hollywood, and the rampant cases of sexual harassment in the industry.
Nina Menkes will attend the festival and participate as a panelist in the discussion alongside actor Pihla Viitala (Marian paratiisi, Tyhjiö) and performance artist-film-maker Vishnu Vardhani Rajan. The discussion is moderated by director Inka Rusi.
R&A x WIFT: Brainwashed
Festivaalikeskus, Bio Rex Lasipalatsi 23.9. klo 17
The discussion is in English.