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The early days of the Feminist Movement




Still image from the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Still image from the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Still image from the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Feminist activists Vivian Rothstein (left) and Frances M. Beal (right)


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The word "feminism" gets bandied about a LOT these days. What does it mean to be a feminist and is feminism necessary in this day and age? 

But often lost in the conversation is the history of the modern women's movement in the US - especially the key years of 1966 to 1971. 

That's the focus of a new documentary titled She's Beautiful When She's Angry.

 

The film combines recent interviews with the pioneers of the movement with archival footage, illustrating just what a different era it was for women

We spoke to the  film's director, Mary Dore as well as one of the activists featured in the movie, Vivian Rothstein. 



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