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Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018)

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Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.

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Johanna Demetrakas
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Credited cast:
Laurie Anderson ... Self
Phyllis Chesler Phyllis Chesler ... Self
Judy Chicago ... Self
Funmilola Fagbamila Funmilola Fagbamila ... Self
Jane Fonda ... Self
Sally Kirkland ... Self
Wendy J.N. Lee Wendy J.N. Lee ... Self
Meredith Monk ... Self
Michelle Phillips ... Self
Margaret Prescod Margaret Prescod ... Self
Cheryl Swannack Cheryl Swannack ... Self
Lily Tomlin ... Self
Marej Vaj Marej Vaj ... Self
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In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening - women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times - and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with women such as Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin and Judy Chicago tackling topics ranging from identity, abortion, race, childhood and motherhood. Written by Anonymous

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19 October 2018 | by caventinaSee all my reviews

Great movie, that shows how far we have come on some points, and how much work there still is to do.


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12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feministas: O Que Elas Estavam Pensando? See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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