Keep Your Laws Off My Body
TitleKeep Your Laws Off My Body
DirectorCatherine Saalfield, Zoe Leonard
CountryUSA
Year1990
Duration13mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThis tape juxtaposes intimate images of at-home-with-a-lesbian-couple and a monstrous catalogue of images of the police who descended in force on the March 28, 1989 New York City Hall demonstration held by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). The insistent, gloved and helmeted cops intrude into the home and bedroom of the two women, the filmmakers. The casual, home-movie quality of these segments is emphasised by the sound of a movie projector. The only other element, breaking up the space and serenity, is the sound of the symbolic siren.