Panel discussion: »Rage& Horror as a Feminist Strategy«

20 Apr 12:00
Free admission

Panel discussion: »Rage& Horror as a Feminist Strategy«

A discussion with Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye, Sara Neidorf, Jennifer Reeder, Toby Poser and Festival guests

Expressing anger is a bold and threatening act of defiance and rebellion. Anger is loaded with information and energy, said Audre Lorde in her 1981 speech »The Uses of Anger« Her fear of anger taught her nothing, she claimed. On the contrary, anger was her response to racism. Thirty years ago, in her groundbreaking feminist book on horror films »Men, Women, and Chainsaws«, Carol Clover stated that the women’s movement’s most important contribution to horror was the angry woman – a woman so enraged that we can imagine her as a credible perpetrator and therefore a full protagonist. But taboos surrounding the enraged woman persist to this day – and not just in cinema. She is often portrayed as ridiculous, insane and dislikeable. What form of resistance potentially lies in rage? Do rage and horror in film lend themselves to subversive narrative patterns and thus to strategies which can be used to fight mechanisms of exclusion, racism, sexism and punishment?

Discussion in English.

Admission is free.