Joann Elam

Rape (1975) 16mm, black and white, 34.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

"Short but very sharp, JoAnn Elam's film RAPE has three victims discussing their emotional, physical and intellectual responses, then and now, highlighted and commented upon by a series of visual interpolations, sometimes metaphorical .... In just 35 minutes the film manages to examine root causes, analyze attitudes, suggest alternatives, and firmly confront conflicts which make the usual finite conclusions so simplistic .... It's excellent, quite literally the best of its kind, and should be seen by everyone." -- Helen Mackintosh, Time Out "RAPE is a rare film for its refusal to co-opt a feminist subject with a reactionary patriarchal form ...." -- B. Ruby Rich Note: Rape victims and filmmaker are all young, white, and middle class, resulting in a bias in viewpoint and information.

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