Chick Strand | Experimental film

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Mildred “Chick” Strand (December 3, 1931 – July 11, 2009) was an experimental filmmaker, “a pioneer in blending avant-garde techniques with documentary”. Chick Strand contributed to the movement of women’s experimental cinema in the early 1960s–1970’s. Strand’s film making and directing approach incorporates personal elements from her own life experiences and societal forces and realities. The film Elasticity (1976) is an example of Strand’s attempts at autobiographical work that also incorporates Strand’s specific standpoint on certain social issues. Feminist issues and anthropological inquiries about the human condition are frequent themes in Strand’s films. However, because Strand’s films and work were often deeply personal and subjective, they were often rejected from male-dominated academic circles of anthropologists and critiqued for being non-academic works. (wikipedia.org)

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