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Year of the Woman

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tags: womens history



Related Link  A documentary that disappeared more than 40 years ago—available to everyone for the first time here—is a gift to modern-day feminists. It's belligerent, it's hilarious, and it reveals exactly what the Clinton campaign is missing. (Huff Post)

In the fall of 1973, a documentary following women’s rights proponents at the 1972 Democratic Convention played at a small Greenwich Village theater to crowds wrapping around the block. But after a limited run, the film disappeared for more than 40 years. Now, thanks to Huffington Post reporter Rebecca Traister, this doc that the Washington Post deemed “too radical, too weird and too far ahead of its time for any distributor to touch” has finally resurfaced. 

The Year of the Woman was shot by an all-female crew including Barbara Koppel, Claudia Weill, Martha Coolidge and more, and captures the likes of Coretta Scott King, Shirley MacClaine, and other well-known feminist leaders of the 70s. Together, these talented and ambitious young women provide us with an extraordinary lens through which we may examine this upcoming election when a woman, rather than seeking leverage from male candidates, may actually *be* the candidate. 

Watch the film now, only on Vimeo On Demand, then read more about its incarnation and miraculous comeback; highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lets-go-full-crocodile-ladies/

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