DILEMMA OF DESIRE Feature Films

DILEMMA

Following the film, watch a recorded discussion with director Maria Finitzo and subjects Rebecca Baruc, Umnia Khan, Jasmine Sims, Sophia Wallace and Sunny.

Directed by two-time Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo, the film follows a motley crew of unstoppable women, comprised of artists, educators, scientists, strippers and sex toy designers, who have made it their mission to dismantle internalized sexism and begin to repair the dissociated relationships many women have to their own bodies. In a reframing of daily micro-aggressions, society’s erasure of the clitoris is exposed as a tool of patriarchal deception, a negation of women’s wants and needs. This exciting (and informative) campaign seeks to dispel the discomfort and shame surrounding female sexuality by empowering women to own their desire, connect with their bodies and familiarize themselves with the vast, internal structure of the clitoris. They will paint it, sculpt it, plaster its image on walls and design special toys for it until all of society knows the laws of “cliteracy.”
–Malin Kan

Maria Finitzo is a two-time Peabody Award-winning social issue documentary filmmaker whose 30 years as a filmmaker has resulted in a body of work that has won every major broadcast award, including most recently the Alfred I. duPont Award, and has been screened in festivals and theaters around the world. Her films are novelistic in their structure, providing multiple points of connection for an audience. She allows the narrative arc of her character’s story to evolve, colliding with other subjects from the film, creating a complex, nuanced story that serves as a vehicle to deepen our understanding of society through everyday human drama.

Kathy Susca
The Film Collaborative
kathy@thefilmcollaborative.org

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Maria Finitzo

Producers: Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon

Executive Producers: Barbara Kopple, Jolene Pinder, Gordon Quinn, Hugh Schulze

Directors of Photography: Hillary Bachhelder, Bing Liu, Adam Singer, Keith Walker

Editor: Liz Kaar

Music: Miriam Cutler

Featuring: Sophia Wallace, Dr. Stacey Dutton, Dr. Lisa Diamond, Ti Chang, Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, Coriama

Running Time: 108 MIN

Language : English

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