Reel Herstory: Real History of Reel Women

2014, DigiBeta, Color, 147’, English, USA
Director: Ally Acker, Script: Ally Acker, Jolie Barbiere Editing Ally Acker, Production: Sam Pollard, Robert Dassanowsky, Cast: Jodie Foster, Ally Acker

First director who told a story on the screen, the ones who paid prices during silent years, pioneers of controversial films, first editor of screen credits… They were all women. The film revealing the history of the condoned existence of women who wrote herstory on reels, and their pioneering and production, convey a feminist herstory onto the screen, with images from archives and interviews. And also calls for a restoration of honour, and asks everyone to stand in silence for these women who have written herstory on reels…

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Reel Herstory: Real History of Reel Women

Reel Herstory: Real History of Reel Women

No Corpse Dumping / Cordelias / Sad Monsters

No Corpse Dumping / Cordelias / Sad Monsters

Vulva 3.0

Vulva 3.0

The Truth Beneath The Ground Guatemala, Silenced Genocide

The Truth Beneath The Ground Guatemala, Silenced Genocide

Kiki of Montparnesse / NewBorns / Blue Blue Sky / #SlutWalkNYC / Cousin Bert / The Centipede and The Toad

Kiki of Montparnesse / NewBorns / Blue Blue Sky / #SlutWalkNYC / Cousin Bert / The Centipede and The Toad

A Cup of Turkish Coffee / Doodle / Child’s Play / Ziazan

A Cup of Turkish Coffee / Doodle / Child’s Play / Ziazan

Hijabi Girls / The Easter Crumble / The Vast Landscape-Porcelain Stories / Matilde The Big Shake / Pulse

Hijabi Girls / The Easter Crumble / The Vast Landscape-Porcelain Stories / Matilde The Big Shake / Pulse

Piecemeal Ostim

Piecemeal Ostim

Marussia

Marussia

Diyar

Diyar

Blue Wave

Blue Wave

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. Exactly 47 years from now, before she died in the same city and her beloved Mexico, many things would happen; she’d meet Diego Rivera, become a world-renowned artist, and allow many of her fans to dress like her on Halloween. 

Baby King

Baby King

1638, the year Louis XIV was born –his second name, Dieudonné, alluding to his God-given status– saw the diffusion of a cult of maternity encouraged by the very devout Anne of Austria, in thanks for the miracle by which she had given birth to an heir to the French throne. Simon François de Tours (1606-1671) painted the Queen in the guise of the Virgin Mary, and the young Louis XIV as the infant Jesus, in the allegorical portrait now in the Bishop’s Palace at Sens.

At The Well

At The Well

Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz discovered the Orient in 1877, touring Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and the Crimea with Władysław Branicki. This experience made a profound impression on him, and he was to continuously revisit Eastern themes in his works for the rest of his life.