Yours in Sisterhood

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Yours in Sisterhood

Directed by Irene Lusztig

  • USA 2018; 101 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • KOMSOMOL FILMS

    Irene Lusztig 

  • WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, INC

    Kristen Fitzpatrick