Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Morning History Lesson

In case anyone didn't know, I went to "Commie College".  The Eugene Lang College of the New School for Social Research.  A much simpler name: "Commie College".

The curriculum there was extremely strong -relying on primary sources (no survey textbooks) and surprisingly broad for a commie school.  We studied Kropotkin AND Bakuhnin!

From my 3.5 year experience there (I loaded up on credits and AP transfers to finish early) I learned to wince a little at the word "herstory".

Kelly Gallagher worked with a us a few months last year.  All that time, I suspect she was working on this film.  Here's her website.

"The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker" by Kelly Gallagher from Kelly Gallagher on Vimeo.

"The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker".

It's created on 16mm Film and uses a whole variety of techniques: hand painted rotoscoping, claymation, scratching/coloring 16mm film, stop motion, cut-out animation.

The subject is exhaustive, pushing the length of the film upwards.

The graphics are raw and attractive and an upbeat energy is sustained throughout.

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