Yours in Sisterhood

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    Yours in Sisterhood

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    101 min

    • English

    Documentary

    A petrol station at an Atlanta intersection. A private estate in Bowling Green, Kentucky, complete with a perfect lawn. The front yard of a family home in Connecticut. At first glance, the places Irene Lusztig chose to visit on her two-year journey through the United States seem unremarkable. At each stop, Lusztig had local women read out and comment on letters from the archive of liberal feminist magazine “Ms.”. These letters were originally sent around 40 years ago in response to articles in the magazine, serving also as outlets for their writers, mainly women, to share their personal stories – with intimacy and candour, at times full of relief, at other times rage. The letters recount experiences of abortions or lesbian affairs with married women and rail against the magazine’s ignorance of what real life meant for black women.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Irene Lusztig
    Editing
    Irene Lusztig
    Production
    KOMSOMOL FILMS
    Production
    WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, INC
    Irene Lusztig

    Irene Lusztig

    United Kingdom

    Born in Coventry, the United Kingdom, in 1974. Her work as a filmmaker, visual artist, and archival researcher also includes the Internet project Worry Box Project (2011).