Behind the Camera, Around the World
Distributed for Intellect Ltd
From Alexis Karsilovsky
From Harriet Margolis
List of abbreviations
Job titles and some useful definitions
Chapter 1: How do women become camerawomen?
Learning on the job
Two Examples of Feminist Groups: Women in Film and Behind the Lens
Women-Supportive Workshops and Production Groups
Filming in the Service of Social Activism: Video SEWA and Aina
Chapter 2: How hard can it be?
Unions and Guilds
When Cameras Were Heavy
Ssh! (Screte Sexual Harassment)
Getting Paid Jobs
Breaking Out of Isolation
Rising through the Ranks
Budgets and Glass Ceiling
Chapter 3: Documentary: A good and satisfying career choice that is statistically friendlier to women that feature fiction filmmaking
Filming History Being Made in China
Documentary: Historical and Personal
Chapter 4: Hollywood, Bollywood, independents, and short forms
The Freedom of Independent Films
Commercials and Such
Experimental / Avant-Garde Films and Video
Art Films and Videos
Shooting Special Material: Birth
Chapter 5: Special skills and creativity
Lighting as a Cinematographer’s Dream Job
Chapter 6: Shooting around the world
Erika Addis on Beginning her Career
Arlene Burns on Filming in the Kuril Islands
Yong-Joo Byun on Filming Comfort Women in Korea
Nancy Durham on Filming the Balkan War
Jolanta Dylewska on Filming in Kazakhstan
Sabeena Gadihoke on Filming Three Women and a Camera
Rozette Ghadery on Filming in Kurdistan
Sue Gibson on Filming in Jordan
Joan Giummo on Filming Homeless Women in New York
Agnès Godard Pays Homage to Beauty
Marina Goldovaskaya on Filming History Being Made in Russia
Ellen Kuras on Pivotal Moments in Shooting
Heather Mackenzie on Filming Romanian Orphans
Sandi Sissel on Filming Salaam Bombay!
Agnès Varda on Filming the Human Body
Liz Ziegler on Filming Eyes Wide Shut (1999) for Stanley Kubrick
Chapter 7: Can camerawomen also be women?
Friends and Extended Family
A Happy Marriage
Children and Childcare
Chapter 8: What’s it really like?
A Typical Day
Where Do Camerawomen Go?
What Do Camerawomen Wear?
Working with the Crew
Working with Directors and Procedures
Acting Like men to Fit In
The Advantages of Being Female
Chapter 9: Magic moments, worst moments
Worst Moments, Dangers, and Risking One’s Life
Chapter 10: What do Camerawomen see?
Representation and Gender
“Just Do It”
Aspirations for the Future
List of camerawomen whose interviews are included in this book