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Tribeca Shorts 2012- The Women

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by Melissa Silverstein
March 15, 2012 12:16 PM
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Right off I was pissed when I read the press release of the shorts because the first section listed is called "Men-hattan."  Here's how it is described: "Our New York shorts program takes a decidedly masculine turn in these testosterone-infused tales." 

Now I know I write and highlight women because there is a lack of opportunities for women directed films, but to see a full section of male directed shorts about men seems to me like they are creating an unneeded affirmative action program for male directors.  And I'm betting that no one would ever think to put together a program that actually said our New York shorts program takes a decidedly feminine turn with etrogen-infuded tales."  (And Neil Labute gets two slots - one as director and writer in the MenHattan program and as a writer in another program.)

And to make matters worse there are only 12 out of 60 shorts directed by women.  20%.  So putting a male only program together in a program with so few female directors...bad move.

Here they are:

Program- Character Flaws (Narrative)

Whakatiki - Directed by Louise Leitch, written by Bernadette Murphy

Time of the Plums (Erik Zamani) - Directed by Sezen Kayhan, written by Sezen Kayhan and Cemil Kavukçu

Program - Status Update (Narrative)

GABI, Written and Directed by Zoe Salicrup Junco

Program - Fallout  (Narrative)

Adirake, Written and Directed by Tati Barrantes and Andinh Ha

Chupachups, Directed by Ji-suk Kyung

Program - Tryptych (Documentary)

Beauty Culture, Directed by Lauren Greenfield

Program - Long Story Short (Documentary)

Every Tuesday: A Portrait of the New Yorker Cartoonists, Directed by Rachel Loube

Library of Dust, Directed by Ondi Timoner and Robert James

The Perfect Fit, Directed by Tali Yankelevich

Program - Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes (Experimental)

An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925, Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer

Program - Help Wanted (Documentary)

My Neighbourhood, Directed by Julia Bacha and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, written by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

Program - Escape Clause (Narrative)

Stitches, Written and Directed by Adiya Imri Orr

More info on the shorts program.
 

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4 Comments

  • grrljock | March 16, 2012 1:50 PMReply

    Melissa, we're here to back you up. General reminder: don't feed the trolls.

  • Bigger Brother | March 16, 2012 4:50 AMReply

    Oh NO! Men celebrating masculinity? How DARE they!

    Whatever next? Will men be embracing victimhood like feminits do?

    Just listen to yourselves and your pathetic whinging! There is no need for a backlash because feminism is imploding on itself. It will go the way of the Nazis.

  • Maitiu | March 17, 2012 7:06 PM

    How dare they! Men are evil, and masculinity needs to be properly demonized.

  • Kathy | March 15, 2012 4:48 PMReply

    Menhattan is anti-feminist backlash pure and simple. It is one of patriarchy's oldest techniques. Don't put up with it. Fight it.

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