Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Directed by Nina Menkes

Nina Menkes’ compelling new documentary is a mesmerising visual journey through cinema’s sexist bloodstream, investigating the use of gendered techniques in filmmaking and how these impact the representation of women in society.

A deep dive into cinema history, using more than 175 film clips from Hollywood favourites and cult classics, from 1896 through to the present, as well as interviews with filmmakers and scholars, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power reveals a sinister framework of misogyny and paternalism that, from early cinema to the present day, infiltrates some of our best loved films.

108 minutes

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