AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE TENTH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS CEREMONY 2014 BROADCAST

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10/27/09

HE SAID, SHE SAID....Women Troubling The Status Quo


HE SAID....

Women In Trouble: While introducing sexual fantasies into a spoof, the theme of the movie transforms the audience from sleazy smut to a revolutionary sexually oriented mainstream film...

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Gerald Wright
Rotten Tomatoes: Film Showcase
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SHE SAID....

FEMALE BONDING AND MALE BONDAGE

The Wedding Song is a strange film that captured my interest and gave me a very deep emotional experience. There is something about a strong relationship between two coming of age women which is twinged with sexuality, though not explicitly sexual, that captures the imagination and doesn't let go.

Instead, the tension between the women became spell binding, something I wanted to see more of not just because of their differences but because of the subtle ways in which their love for one another got expressed.

The story takes place in Tunis l942 where two women, Nour and Myriam one is Jewish, the other Muslin, live harmoniously in the same house. Political upheaval and turmoil get in the way of their future hopes and dreams. In the process of their coming of age the strength and weaknesses which their way of life dictate take an unexpected turn and the women, in spite of the patriarchal world in which they are reared, find themselves more powerful than even I could imagine.

Even if I wanted to take this film lightly, I couldn't. I strongly recommend you see the film and learn what life for a Jewish woman and a Muslim woman living side by side was like in 1942 with the German's on the march, filling their local streets with change.

LindaZ
WBAI Women's Collective

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