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Shorts from Women Make Movies

Tue, October 30, 2007 | CAL 100

6:30 PM

The University of Texas Center for Women and Gender Studies Presents a night of short films from independent women filmmakers addressing global issues of women and technology as part of the CWGS Gender and Technology Film Series.

Tuesday, OCT 30th 6:30pm CAL 100

This event is free and open to the public. Films will be followed by a discussion lead by UT Scholars. For map and more information see our webiste: cola/centers/cwgs

Nalini By Day, Nancy by Night A film by Sonali Gulati, 27 minutes This insightful documentary explores complex issues of globalization, capitalism and identity. Gulati, an Indian immigrant living in the US, explores the ramifications of outsourcing telephone service jobs to India through a witty and personal journey into India's call centers.

Performing the Border A film by Ursula Biemann, 42 minutes

A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic equipment just across from El Paso, Texas. This experimental work explores the sexualization of the border region through labor division, prostitution, and sexual violence in the public sphere.

Writing Desire A film by Ursula Biemann 23 minutes

Although under-age 'pen pals' and mail-order brides have always been part of the transnational exchange of sex in the marketplace of desire, the Internet has accelerated these transactions. Biemann simulates the gaze of the Internet shopper looking for the imagined docile, traditional, pre-feminist, but Web-savvy mate.

Sponsored by: Center for Women's and Gender Studies

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