Thursday 23rd April 2020, Online: Susan Stein Tracks (UK, 1989, 24mins)

As part of Brighton CCA’s online exhibition COMMUNAL two films from the Cinenova collection will be screened online within their Front Room film programme.

The first of these screening was Scuola Senza Fine –  Adriana Monti and the second is:

Tracks – Susan Stein (UK, 1989, 24 minutes)

Tracks uses the character of a struggling teacher in order to connect feminist issues such as the suffrage movement, contraception and abortion rights, motherhood, and poverty, whilst highlighting the contradictions and differences within feminist discourse at the time. It’s a collage film which combines photographic, animated and live-action parts, black and white and colour footage. The voice-over soundtrack is partly a reworking and rewording of individual experiences and also a reflection on perceived actions of women due to historical and contemporary circumstance. It draws on a rich collection of personal and public imagery, re-made and manipulated, layered and textured, while taking a critical look at certain feminist theories.

Book to watch online here – the link will be sent out and available to watch for 24 hours on, Thursday 23rd April 2020.

Stills courtesy of the filmmaker.