Five College Event: New Media in Feminist Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism


The FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

Women, Water and Waterwheel
Suzon Fuks will introduce Waterwheel, a collaborative online venue she created for streaming, mixing and sharing media & ideas about water. The platform aims to raise awareness, celebration, care & accessibility of water everywhere. Fuks' current research investigates how women and children, especially in developing countries, assume the majority of water-related chores. A series of upcoming on-line and on-site creative workshops, open to individuals, groups and communities, will explore how Waterwheel can pragmatically address these issues. 
Sexual/Digital Revolution: Women Directors, Alternative Relationships, and 21st Century Independent Filmmaking
Maria San Filippo looks at new technologies in digital filming and distribution have forged a DIY, politicized production culture generative of new and unconventional ways of screening and perceiving sexuality. San Filippo's talk focuses on the recent work by independent women filmmakers to contemplate alternative approaches to sex and relationships, including bisexuality, polyamory, nonmonogamy, and BDSM.  Filmmakers to be discussed include Maren Ade ("Everyone Else"), Katie Aselton ("The Freebie"), Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"), Zoe ListerJones ("Breaking Upwards"), Sarah Polley ("Away from Her, Take This Waltz"), Ry Russo-Young ("Nobody Walks"), Lynn Shelton ("Humpday, Your Sister's Sister"), and So Young Kim ("In Between Days").