Political Animals: 21st Century Feminist Cinema At Whitechapel Gallery

5th March 2016

Marking International Women’s Day, and launching her major new study, writer and activist Sophie Mayer curates a global survey of feminist film-makers who link personal and political revolution, with screenings, readings, discussion and special guests.

Inspired by philosopher and activist Judith Butler’s work on bodies in alliance, bodies in public, and bodies that differ, Sophie Mayer’s new book Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema proposes a fresh framework for thinking through gender, sexuality and embodiment on screen.

Focusing on a transnational, politicised cinema that addresses questions of biopolitics, ecology and revolution within a feminist perspective, Political Animals offers a way to re-view and re-vision both established auteurs such as Lucrecia Martel and Mania Akbari, and to encounter emerging and artist film-makers who share preoccupations and political passions.

Political Animals: 21st Century Feminist Cinema