Scribe is thrilled to present the Philadelphia Premiere of Feminists: What Were They Thinking? directed by Johanna Demetrakas (USA, 2018, 85 min)
JOHANNA DEMETRAKAS (DIRECTOR) AND KATE AMEND (EDITOR) IN PERSON
“Feminism seems to be the scariest word in the English language. But not for those of us who experienced the game-changing awakening that was the Women’s Movement of the 1970s. Growing up in the fifties and sixties meant not only second class citizenship legally, but 2nd class human being-ship: not invited to the party of medicine, art, law, education, science, religion, except maybe as the secretary.,” states director Johanna Demetrakas. Inspired by a book of photography profiling emerging feminists called Emergence, the film, FEMINISTS: What were they thinking? digs deep into the personal experiences of women pivotal to the movement and follows this ever-challenging dialogue right into the 21st century.