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Judy Versus Capitalism

Mike Hoolboom
Screening time  
15.06. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Ticket
19.06. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 MM Centar Ticket

Feminist, activist and journalist Judy Rebick has been a major representative of progressive Canada since the 1970s. She campaigned vigorously for the right to abortion and in the early 1990s headed the biggest women's organisation in Canada. She reveals how periods of struggle were interspersed with bouts of serious depression, the cause of which can be traced back to childhood traumas. Arranged in six parts, each opening with a moment from her public life, the film reveals facets of her experience through impressionistic Super-8 footage. The resulting fragmentary chronicle of half a century of political struggle against conservatism and neoliberalism is also the story of a strong woman who, in revealing her personal history, performs her most revolutionary deed to date.


Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom, born in 1959, Toronto, is media artist and writer. He was schooled at the Funnel, Toronto's former underground movie palace, and has made more than 100 movies since 1980. He is the author/co/editor of 30 books. There have been 20 international retrospectives of his work, and he has won more than 80 festival awards, including the Best Short Film Award in Toronto IFF twice. In 2009 he received the Bell Award in Video Art, presented by the Canadian Council of Arts "for the exceptional contribution to the advancement of video art and practices in the country".

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Judy Versus Capitalism

2020, 63'

Directed by:
Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom

Edited by:
Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom

Produced by:
Mike Hoolboom

Festivals & Awards:

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Hot Docs 2020
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020
Festival dei Popoli 2020
MUTA Festival Internacional de Apropiación Audiovisual 2020
International Human Rights Film Festival Albania 2020
Into The Great Wide Open Festival 2020
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2020
Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival 2020
ULTRAcinema 2020


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