Pegasus

Representation Matters: Womens Cinema and Film Activism in the 21st century

  • Hester Baer at the podium to start her talk
    Hester Baer at the podium to start her talk
    Kathryn Bedard
  • Hester Bear discussing some of her background before beginning the talk
    Hester Bear discussing some of her background before beginning the talk
    Kathryn Bedard
  • The opening slide to the speakers presentation
    The opening slide to the speakers presentation
    Kathryn Bedard
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    Kathryn Bedard
March 22, 2018
On March 22nd, Hester Baer, associate professor of German and the head of department of the University of Maryland’s school of language, literature, and cultures, gave a presentation on the representation of women in films

Baer drew upon many example of German film during her presentation, mainly looking at some more modern examples.

Baer explained to the audience how little of a presence women have in the film industry, especially behind the camera. Even then, she showed how female actresses often make less than their male counterparts. Behind the camera, very few women have the opportunity to work in high level positions such as that of a director.

At one point, Baer discussed some of the organizations created in response to this problem in Germany. However, most of these organizations have very little presence with male film workers which reflects a lack of support from the film industry as a whole. After the discussion, Baer answered questions that focused on statistics about women in specific film genres to background about German cinema.


Last modified on May. 2nd at 3:28pm by Katie Bedard.