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Parmar, Pratibha

Works: 43 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 4,037 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Drama  Case studies  Short films  Cross-cultural studies  Nonfiction films  Experimental films  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Editor
Classifications: GN484, 392.14082
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Publications about Pratibha Parmar
Publications by Pratibha Parmar
Most widely held works about Pratibha Parmar
Most widely held works by Pratibha Parmar
Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women by Alice Walker( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,979 libraries worldwide
In her best-selling 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker opened a painful door: she brought the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world's women, to the attention of the reading public. For many readers, this first encounter with a subject previously unfamiliar to them was shocking and unforgettable. Alice Walker decided early in the process of writing her novel that she had not yet done enough to help stop this age-old practice. She resolved to make a documentary film that would further educate people about the harmful, sometimes deadly process of removing the clitoris - and often the remaining outer genitalia - as a means of maintaining tradition and ensuring a woman's "cleanliness" and fidelity. To make the film, Alice Walker teamed up with Indian-British filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, whose credits include several widely acclaimed documentaries focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This book chronicles their odyssey together. Warrior Marks describes a unique filmmaking journey, from Alice Walker's first letter to Pratibha Parmar proposing the idea of the film to the many journal entries and observations each of them made along the way. From California to England to Senegal, The Gambia, and Burkina Faso, Warrior Marks follows Walker and Parmar as they interview people who are concerned with and affected by the practice of female genital mutilation. The text includes transcripts of their interviews, three new poems by Alice Walker, and over fifty photographs offering a vivid and poignant portrayal of the people and places they visited. For its insights into the collaborative creative process, as well as its perceptions about the politics of filmmaking and the politics of feminism, Warrior Marks is an extraordinary volume. It is also the adventure of two remarkable women who together fulfilled a dream
Queer looks : perspectives on lesbian and gay film and video by Martha Gever( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews, and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances
Warrior marks by Pratibha Parmar( visu )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Documentary about female genital mutilation in Africa. Includes interviews with victims, activists against female circumcision, and circumsizers
A place of rage ( visu )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of Afro-American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960's
The righteous babes ( visu )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Women rock musicians and women music critics and scholars discuss feminism and its expression in the work of women rock musicians
Nina's heavenly delights by Pratibha Parmar( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A young woman must take over her father's Indian restaurant in Galsgow, and compete in The Best of the West Curry Competition. When Nina falls in love with Lisa, she begins to question a world that has been thrown into sudden turmoil. Now she wonders if her feeling will ever be reciprocated and if they are, what will this mean for Nina and her family?
Through the break : women in personal crisis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Khush ( visu )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Explores the lives of East Indian gays and lesbians as they deal with their sexual, racial and cultural identities
Lesbians talk (safer) sex by Sue O'Sullivan( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Sari red ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, Sari red eloquently examines the effect of the ever-present threat of violence upon the lives of Asian women in both private and public spheres. In this moving visual poem, the title refers to red, the color of blood spilt and the red of the sari, symbolizing sensuality and intimacy between Asian women"--Publisher website
Double the trouble, twice the fun ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"A rare and lively examination of disability and homosexuality as it affects both women and men, [the film] advocates for acceptance rather than pity for the participants in this video. Interviews with a wide range of disabled lesbian and gay people are intercut with dramatic recreations and performances. [The film] dispels the myth that all disabled people are unhappy or have no sexual identity. It also looks at the difficulties of enduring prejudice as both a disabled and gay person."
Siren spirits ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Shows the complexity of family and race relations in contemporary society
Jodie ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Discusses how actress Jodie Foster and her on-screen roles have been viewed as a lesbian role model
Flesh & paper by Suniti Namjoshi( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Suniti Namjoshi, Gillian Hanscombe, and others discuss Namjoshi's life and work between readings of her poetry
Alice Walker beauty in truth by Pratibha Parmar( visu )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
this film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the twentieth century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her ground breaking novel, The Color Purple. A universal story of triumph against all odds not that different from Walker's own. Born, the eighth child of sharecroppers, her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of social/political changes in the U.S. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self confessed renegade and human rights activist
Emergence ( visu )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Common themes of identity, alienation and herstory in the context of the diasporan experience emerge in this powerful tape. Four Black and third World women artists, among them African American feminist poet Audre Lorde and Palestinian performance artist Mona Hatoum, speak forcefully through their art and writing
Narben oder die Beschneidung der weiblichen Sexualität by Alice Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The colour of Britain ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Documentary about the work of artists who are redefining British culture and the image of their nation. Features British Asian artists who offer an idea of what it means to be British and by extension, what constitutes British art
Wavelengths ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
After breaking up with her lover, a young woman looks for a new lover through cybersex
The people trade : an IBT study guide by Paul Gerhardt( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Pratibha Parmar.
Pratibha Parmar British filmmaker
English (96)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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