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‘Women Behind the Camera’ to screen at UUFC First Friday Film Series

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville (UUFC) shows a film concerning some aspect of Social Action on the First Friday of each month.

news camera womanThe film for this month is Women Behind the Camera, a documentary showing how women have shaped cinema both in the US and around the world. This film is not rated, but it may not hold the interest of children.

This global documentary, based on Alexis Krasilovsky’s book of the same name, explores the lives of camerawomen in Hollywood and Bollywood, Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, the U.S. and other countries in a way never seen before.

Admission is free; bring snacks to share if you wish.

American camerawomen include top Directors of Photography Ellen Kuras, ASC (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Sandi Sissel, ASC (Salaam Bombay!) and pioneers like African-American camerawoman Jessie Maple Patton—who had to sue the union and television networks to get a job.

For the past six years, the filmmakers have followed the lives of over fifty camerawomen, from video journalists risking their lives in war zones, to feature DP’s, shooting buddies-with-guns escaping in slow motion from total destruction on commercial sets. From secret films by camerawomen of the Taliban beating Afghani women to historic footage by China’s first camerawomen of Mao’s travels through the Chinese countryside, from the narrative of a Russian filmmaker who filmed the fall of the Soviet Union, whose choice of career is told as a love story, to rural India, where subsistence-level women are taught camerawork as a means of empowerment to the glowing young Senegalese camerawoman willing to climb onto a man’s shoulders—literally—to get her subject, Professor Krasilovsky shows us a world of beauty, courage and technical skill.

For more information about this film visit it’s web site at http://www.womenbehindthecamera.com/

When: 7 p.m., Friday, September 7

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
3053 Highway 41A South
Clarksville, TN

A Map to the UU

A map to the UU Church where the films are shown

Upcoming Films

Upcoming films for the rest of the year

  • October – Control Room , Topic is the Middle East
  • November – Gypo, Topic is prejudice, Eastern Europe
  • December – Motorcycle Diaries, Topic is South America
Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.

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